Okay, I am aware that there probably isn't anyone reading this journal who's deeply interested in this, but I am, and I really wish I had done something like this back when Buffy was on the air. All I can remember/find now is that Buffy's season one was reasonable ratings-wise (S1 - 3.7 million, which is reasonable FOR the then WB), and season two (S2 - 5.2 million) was awesome for the WB. Season three (5.4 million) improved (slightly) on season two, and then everything changed.

I remember Season four started as high as season three, but I also remember watching the numbers drop as each new episode aired, at least for the first several episodes. Ultimately it didn't drop to or below season one numbers (S4 4.7 million), but it did drop below season two and three. Season five also lost some of the season four audience (S5- 4.4 million), and that's where things get a bit confusing. Overall, season six had 4.6 million, but I believe that number is skewed because it contained the highest rated single episode of Buffy EVAR!, and it's probably not the one you're thinking - it was actually Bargining (Parts 1&2), but from what I recall (outside of the opening) the individual episode numbers were on the whole less than season fives, but I guess not that much lower. And, by now, I'm sure you know that season seven lost a few (more than a few, actually, because ultimately it doesn't even have season fours highs) numbers from season six (S7 4.2 million).

The point of this ramble is that I would love to have the original individual episode numbers for Buffy, but alas I didn't bother to save them. I guess I assumed they'd be on the net forEVAR! Of course, me being lazy probably means I won't end up keeping up with this as closely as I'd like to, but I'm going to start strong at any rate.

The Vampire Diaries
Season One 2009/2010


Episode 1 (Pilot):
- 4.906 million viewers
- 3.2/5 HH
- 2.1/7 A18-49
- 2.2/8 A18-34
- 3.1/10 W18-34
(Ran before other shows started new episodes, and had several repeats that I don't have numbers for)

Episode 2 (The Night of the Comet):
- 3.775 million viewers
- 2.5/4 HH
- 1.6/5 A18-49
- 1.8/6 A18-34
- 2.6/9 W18-34

Episode 3 (Friday Night Bites):
- 3.797 million viewers
- 2.4/4 HH
- 1.7/5 A18-49
- 1.8/6 A18-34
- 2.6/8 W18-34

Episode 4 (Family Ties):
- 3.529 million viewers
- 2.3/4 HH
- 1.6/5 A18-49
- 1.8/6 A18-34
- 2.7/8 W18-34

Episode 5 (You're Undead to Me):
- 3.522 million viewers
- 2.2/3 HH
- 1.7/5 A18-49
- 1.9/6 A18-34
- 2.7/8 W18-34

Episode 6 (Lost Girls):
- 3.877 million viewers
- 2.4/4 HH
- 1.8/5 A18-49
- 2.0/7 A18-34
- 2.7/8 W18-34

Episode 7 (Haunted):
- 4.184 million viewers
- 2.5/4 HH
- 2.0/6 A18-49
- 2.4/7 A18-34
- 3.2/9 W18-34
(This is, in my humble opinion, THE best episode of the season so far, but so far none have truly sucked.)

Episode 8 (162 Candles):
- 4.090 million viewers
- 2.6/4 HH
- 1.9/5 A18-49
- 2.1/6 A18-34
- 3.1/9 W18-34

Episode 9 (History Repeating):
- 4.104 million viewers
- 2.5/4 HH
- 1.9/5 A18-49
- 2.3/7 A18-34
- 3.1/9 W18-34
(This one comes a close second to Haunted.)

Episode 10 (The Turning Points):
- 3.567 million viewers
- 2.3/4 HH
- 1.6/5 A18-49
- 1.9/6 A18-34
- 2.7/8 W18-34
(I know others will probably disagree, but I'd bet money that the numbers were down for this episode because of the release of New Moon, because I seriously suspect The Vampire Diaries and New Moon do share, at least in part, an audience)

Episode 11 (Bloodlines):
- 3.69 million viewers
- 2.3/4 HH
- 1.6/4 A18-49
(Sorry, I couldn't find the W18-34 numbers for this week.)

Episode 12 (Unpleasantville):
- 3.751 million viewers
- ?? HH
- 1.8/5 A18-49
- 2.8/8 W18-34

Episode 13 (Children of the Damned):
- 3.992 million viewers
- 2.4/4 HH
- 1.9/5 A18-49
- 2.3/7 A18-34
- 3.0/9 W18-34

Episode 14 (Fool Me Once):
- 3.513 million viewers
- 2.2/4 HH
- 1.5/4 A18-49
- 1.7/5 A18-34
- 2.4/7 W18-34
I have no idea why there was such a ratings drop for this episode. *shrug*

Episode 15 (A Few Good Men):
- 3.333 million viewers
- 2.0/3 HH
- 1.6/5 A18-49
- 1.8/6 A18-34
- 2.4/8 W18-34

Episode 16 (There Goes the Neighborhood):
- 2.799 million viewers
- 1.7/3 HH
- 1.3/5 A18-49
- 1.5/6 A18-34
- 1.9/7 W18-34

Episode 17 (Let The Right One In):
(94% coverage CW normally 95%)
- 3.476 million viewers
- 2.0/3 HH
- 1.6/5 A18-49
- 1.8/6 A18-34
- 2.5/8 W18-34

Episode 18 (Under Control):
- 3.152 million viewers
- 1.8/3 HH
- 1.6/5 A18-49
- 1.8/6 A18-34
- 2.6/9 W18-34

Episode 19 (Miss Mystic Falls):
- 3.329 million viewers
- 2.0/3 HH
- 1.6/5 A18-49
- 1.8/6 A18-34
- 2.5/8 W18-34

Episode 20 (Blood Brothers):
- 3.393 million viewers
- 2.1/4 HH
- 1.6/5 A18-49
- 1.8/6 A18-34
- 2.4/8 W18-34

Episode 21 (Isobel):
- 3.312 million viewers
- 2.0/3 HH
- 1.6/5 A18-49
- 2.0/7 A18-34
- 2.7/10 W18-34

Episode 22 (Founder's Day):
- 3.471 million viewers
- 2.1/4 HH
- 1.7/5 A18-49
- 2.0/7 A18-34
- 2.6/9 W18-34



Supernatural Season Five

week --- viewers --- A18-49 --- W18-34

09.10.09(SP) -- 3.40 -- 1.4/4 -- 1.7/5
09.17.09 -- 2.78 -- 1.2/3 -- 1.7/5
09.24.09 -- 2.66 -- 1.2/3 -- 1.5/4
10.01.09 -- 2.60 -- 1.2/3 -- 1.6/4
10.08.09 -- 2.47 -- 1.2/3 -- 1.3/3
10.15.09 -- 2.58 -- 1.2/3 -- 1.4/4
10.29.09 -- 2.92 -- 1.4/3 -- 1.4/4
11.05.09 -- 2.64 -- 1.2/3 -- 1.4/4
11.12.09 -- 2.69 -- 1.3/3 -- 1.5/4
11.19.09 -- 2.51 -- 1.2/3 -- 1.5/4

Supernatural Episode 5x11 (Sam, Interrupted)
- 2.79 million viewers
- 1.7/3 HH
- 1.3/3 A18-49
- 1.5/4 W18-34
(Since I've started watching this series, I've decided to include the numbers, but admittedly this might be a one-time deal only.)

Supernatural Episode 5x12 (Swap Meat)
- 2.720 million viewers
- ?? HH
- 1.2/3 A18-49
- 1.6/4 W18-34

Supernatural Episode 5x13 (The Song Remains the Same)
(93% coverage CW normally 95%)
- 2.281 million viewers
- 1.5/2 HH
- 1.1/3 A18-49
- 1.3/4 A18-34
- 1.5/4 W18-34

Supernatural Episode 5x14 (My Bloody Valentine):
- 2.513 million viewers
- 1.6/3 HH
- 1.0/3 A18-49
- 1.1/3 A18-34
- 1.2/3 W18-34

Supernatural 5x15 (Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid)
- 2.948 million viewers
- 1.7/3 HH
- 1.2/3 A18-49
- 1.2/4 A18-34
- 1.2/3 W18-34

Supernatural 5x16 (Dark Side of the Moon)
- 2.396 million viewers
- 1.6/3 HH
- 1.1/3 A18-49
- 1.2/4 A18-34
- 1.2/4 W18-34

Supernatural 5x17 (99 Problems)
- 2.779 million viewers
- 1.7/3 HH
- 1.2/3 A18-49
- 1.2/4 A18-34
- 1.4/4 W18-34

Supernatural 5x18 (Point Of No Return)
- 2.445 million viewers
- 1.5/2 HH
- 1.2/4 A18-49
- 1.2/4 A18-34
- 1.3/4 W18-34

Supernatural 5x19 (Hammer of the Gods)
- 2.823 million viewers
- 1.6/3 HH
- 1.4/4 A18-49
- 1.5/5 A18-34
- 1.6/5 W18-34

Supernatural 5x20 (The Devil You Know)
- 2.379 million viewers
- 1.7/3 HH
- 1.1/3 A18-49
- 1.3/4 A18-34
- 1.5/4 W18-34

Supernatural 5x21 (Two Minutes to Midnight)
- 2.527 million viewers
- 1.6/3 HH
- 1.2/3 A18-49
- 1.3/4 A18-34
- 1.4/4 W18-34)

Supernatural 5x22 (Swan Song)
- 2.838 million viewers
- 1.8/3 HH
- 1.3/4 A18-49
- 1.3/4 A18-34
- 1.4/4 W18-34