File this one under “No-Brainer”: The CW has announced its early pickups for the 2014-15 TV season, and of course they include genre favorites “The Originals,” “Supernatural,” and “The Vampire Diaries.”
From the Press Release:
The CW Network has ordered early pickups for the 2014-15 season for its hit series “THE ORIGINALS,” “THE VAMPIRE DIARIES,” and “SUPERNATURAL,” which will be returning for its tenth season next fall. The series pickups were announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.
“This season we’ve had great success with our new hit series ‘THE ORIGINALS’ paired with ‘SUPERNATURAL,’ giving us our best Tuesday nights in years. ‘THE VAMPIRE DIARIES’ is #2 in its time period in the young adult demos…,” said Pedowitz. “I’m very pleased to announce [these] early pickups… and let our fans know they’ll have more great drama to look forward to next season.”
The CW’s lineup of breakout freshman hit series “THE ORIGINALS” and fan favorite “SUPERNATURAL” has doubled the network’s Tuesday night ratings year-to-year in adults 18-34 (+100%, 1.4 vs. 0.7), grown +150% in adults 18-49 (1.5 vs. 0.6), and gained +88% in total viewers (3.2 million vs. 1.7 million) versus last season. In its ninth season, “SUPERNATURAL” has seen double-digit increases year-to-year in total viewers and all key demos and recently had its most watched episodes since 2010.
“THE VAMPIRE DIARIES” remains the network’s highest-rated show in all key demos in its fifth season and season to date is ranked #2 in its time period among adults 18-34 (1.8 – tie) and #3 in adults 18-49 (1.8), ahead of ABC and NBC.
This season… “THE VAMPIRE DIARIES” [has] also seen a 25% jump in digital viewing versus last season, and “SUPERNATURAL” has seen a huge 57% jump in digital viewing over last year. “THE ORIGINALS” was also named the most social new series of the fall season by ListenFirst Media.
Also picked up for early renewal were “Arrow” and “Reign.” Still on the bubble is “The Tomorrow People,” which has definitely improved as of late, so we’re hoping for a positive outcome for it as well. We’ll keep you posted!
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