Looks like folks out there really cared about the fate of Jeremy Gilbert.
The Vampire Diaries soared to a 1.3 rating among young adults last night, good enough to actually defeat Zero Hour on ABC and Community/Parks and Recreation on NBC for the 18-49-year old demographic.
That's a 30 percent increase for TVD from last Thursday's new episode.
American Idol: 13.5 million viewers
The Vampire Diaries: 2.8 million
Zero Hour: 5.3 million
The Big Bang Theory: 17.3 million/Two and a Half Men: 13.4 million
Community: 3 million/Parks and Recreation: 3 million
Grey's Anatomy: 8.5 million
Person of Interest: 14.1 million
Parks and Recreation: 2.9 million/1600 Penn: 2.3 million
Beauty and the Beast: 1.5 million
Scandal: 7.6 million
Elementary: 11 million
Law & Order SVU rerun: 3.8 million