TV Ratings Report: The Vampire Diaries Drops to Series Low

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Forget Elena being in trouble on The Vampire Diaries Season 5.

The show itself is in trouble, following .7 rating among 18-49-year olds last night, a 36 percent drop from last week's 1.1 and a new series low.

Elsewhere, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal both increased, while Surviving Jack did not open particularly strong on Fox...

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The Vampire Diaries: 1.7 million viewers
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland: 3.3 million
Hell’s Kitchen: 5.2 million
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Grey’s Anatomy: 8.1 million
American Idol: 7.9 million/Surviving Jack: 5.1 million
Reign 1.5 million
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Scandal: 8.8 million
Parenthood: 4.3 million

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I don't think it was Damon and Elena's story that led to this...
I do believe that the rating fell for lack of interesting story to tell, too much use of the doppelgangers, the writers missed out on a lot of potentially interesting story, the Augustine for one.
this travelers line is way too boring!

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HAHAHAHAHA i'm laughing so hard! This is what they get for all the bad writing, and this stupid delena plot. Delena drag this show to the death, simple as that. I hope that the ratings drop even more, so they could take this show out of this misery. It became pathetic.

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i like the plot lines but to break Elena and Damon up seemed so stupid !!!! they have barely been shown as a couple except in bed .i would have liked more romantic caring scenes .

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@ night+magic+

There aren't those scenes because that's what they are not. They are not a lovey-dovey romantic couple. They are two morons who can't think with the proper head.

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@ bobap

i think their scenes when they were getting closer before they even got together and while the sire bond story was on were far more meaningful .

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I hope it starts getting better soon because even the die hard fans are starting to quit on the series. It lost the appeal it had. Every season use to have a bulls eye focus but since season 4 things have been all over the place and there's a big lack of focus and direction. Hopefully they'll hit a stride soon and end the season on a good note.

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its look like Bonnie but Enzo maybe the only thing that might save it is a crossover with SUPERNATUAL Sam and Jermey has something common bring those two show together that might do it or doom forget 6 season

Modwild

Don't blame Delena. It's the death of Katherine and the introduction of Tom. Who in the HELL names a doppelganger TOM??? Why not Stanley or Harry? Just Ugh.

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@ Carissa Pavlica

Haha, a huge drop of ratings from last episode, isn't it. Why? Because people thought Elena would change back (even a little bit) to her old self and end the relationship with Damon permanently straight away, but it didn't happen. It took Elena freaking Gilbert 2 episodes to arrive the termination of that sick disgusting abusive lustful sinful shitty relationship. People are SO FED UP WITH THOSE TWO SHITTY CHARACTERS and they had no patience to wait for the writers to do anything to save the wreckage show!! Enough is Enough. I will be clapping in joy to see the show go down even deeper in the drainage. It should have ended in S3

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@ Kool Charm

i love Delena and Damon is always there for her rescuing her standing by her going along with her ideas .

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@ night+magic+

Yes and all during those past seasons, he killed her brother, her best friend's mom, slept with her biological mother AND turned her, raped her best friend, slept with numerous other girls like that news anchor and used her while he was "in love" with Elena....should i go on? YOU need to watch the DVDs again but then I understand if you're a teeny bopper cause only little teenage girls could enjoy the abusive, sick relationship that is Delena.

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@ night+magic+

@BOBAP AND BY THE WAY GROW UP AND STOP ABUSING PEOPLE JUST BECAUSE THEY LOVE A PARTICULAR COUPLE !! EVERYONE HAS A RIGHT TO A CHOICE JUST LIKE YOU

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@ night+magic+

@bobap maybe you should watch the dvds again !!

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@ night+magic+

@bobap number one i was agreeing with someone else number two Damon is always there for her he went into werewolf country for her rescued her when she was on that drip so dont put Delenas down their scenes are very romantic their chemistry is fantastic Even the road trips have been great .Delena make up the percentage in this .and i dont appreciate being told to stop by someone who i dont even know from being a delusional Delena fan maybe you should do the same if your a Stelena fan .Wow you need to get some manners

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@ night+magic+

He has rarely let her make her own decisions. You're confused with Stefan. Please stop being a delusional Delena fan. Ughhh

Imsick-ofthis
@ Carissa Pavlica

---- NO. It isn't Damon and Elena's fault. Because there hasn't been any real Damon and Elena. Yes it's been teased for 5 season's but TVD hasn't allowed it to really happen. Now yes it probably is the Delena fan's that have caused the fall of TVD ratings because most stopped watching end of S3 another large number of Delena fans stopped watching when the sire bond of S4 came in to play. And another large percentage stopped watching beginning of S5 because they felt Delena was just being teased and not happening. So in a way I guess you could blame the low rating on Delena fans.... The majority have stopped watching. I do know many watch it on the net, but just not on TV any more.
----The death of Kat and intro of Tom I don't think had that much of an impact. Although a lot of fans upset about Kat and the never ending doppelganger's. lol

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@ Imsick ofthis

i agree there has hardly been any meaningful scenes between Delena i was hoping for alot more than what we got but i do like the plot lines.I didnt mind the sire bond because it was just an obstacle and he was very respectful of her the minute he found out she could be sired to him and i hoped that she would oneday be able to tell him she truly did love him which she did .

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@ Imsick ofthis

You must be blind, otherwise you read comments on EVERY forum to see how much people trash Delena. Even non-shippers hate them to death. Delena certainly ruined the show and it will be remembered as a failure.

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@ Kool Charm

Agreed. Delena will always be remembered at what destroyed The vampire diaries. Julie's love of Ian blinded her. She ruined the show. Everything was either Damon or Delena.

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@ Imsick ofthis

Well said! Couldnt have said it better :)

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@ Tess

Every show that starts focusing on pleasing the irrational fangirls with raging hormones instead of focusing on interesting storylines is doomed to end. Ugh...I hate Delena shit so much and I'm not even a shipper, nor still watching the show.

Jtl

I'm not surprised the show has been so boring. If you compare season 1 and even season 2 to all the other seasons. It's a totally different show. I miss the days when there was vampire weapons and stakes. Surprise twists and an actually good story. Now it's a show filled with plot holes and this season we haven't even had a real bad guy. In fact the only bad guy we ever really had this whole show was Katherine. Klaus history was bad but compared to what he did in the present wasn't as bad as what Katherine did. But now she's gone. So who's going to be the next bad guy. Hopefully Marcos isn't another Stephan doppleganger. How many bad guy Stephan's can this show put out! We had ripper Stephan's and we Silas Stephan. I've never seen a show use the same actors for so many different characters. Lol

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@ Vampbarbie

I agree. There is no villain, hence no fun!

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@ Vampbarbie

Haven't started watching the show again, but still follow spoilers and reviews. Personally, I think Plec and her team really messed up SEVERAL points. 1) 'Delena fans' are mad because 'Delena never really happened' - and gradually stopped watching.
2) 'Stelena fans' are mad because Elena isn't back together with Stefan yet - and gradually stopped watching.
3) Fans who liked character development (Damon becoming some-kind-of-good, Stefan going ripper, Caroline evolving from an uncertain girl to a tough vampire etc.....) are horrified because of the constant back and forth now.
4) Fans of Bonnie / Jeremy / Matt / Tyler are disappointed because these characters are nothing but pawns in the 'Elena needs constand saving show'.
5) Especially Plec teases storylines she never delivers! But that's just my humble opinion ;-) I will continue to read reviews and hope that maybe one day there's something worth watching again.

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@ San

Fans stopped watching when Julie made the entire show about Delena, Damon. She messed up badly and forgot there's a talented group of actors who are on this show. I'm a huge fan of Steven's and he like all the other characters (except Damon and Elena) has been kicked to the curb. Too bad. Only people watching the show are Delenas, damon fans and a few hoping the show will go back to it's glory days.

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@ kerri

It want down hill when they stopped following the books! Lol

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Agreed, I stopped watching when Elena & Damon became a thing as well.

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Not surprised at all. Delena and Delena fans completely ruined this show. Here's proof. With Delena comes crap.

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@ bobap

Agreed. I stopped watching when they turned the show into the Delena Diaries. Cannot tell you how HAPPY I am that the show is falling down in ratings. Guess the obnoxious Delenas to continuously rant that they are the majority are NOT! Funny when they'd scream we win polls and peoples choice. Well, polls at the most have under 60 people and peoples choice award is silly. I mean you can vote over and over and over again. I just have this image of a few girls sitting in front of the computer, ALL DAY. Laughable. Anyways, cheers to the end of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. Love the Walking Dead, my new addiction.

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