TV Ratings Report: Did The Originals Hold Up?

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The Originals Season 5 is underway at The CW. 

The supernatural drama was originally supposed to debut on Friday nights, but it got a last-minute move to Wednesdays, and it has helped the ratings. 

Is The Ruler Back? - The Originals Season 5 Episode 2

The Originals Season 5 Episode 2 secured 1 million viewers and a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49. That puts it right on par with last week. 

The series even managed to outrate lead-in, Riverdale in the key 18-34 demographic (0.4 vs. 0.3). 

Riverdale Season 2 Episode 19 secured 1.2 million viewers and a 0.4 rating in adults 18-49. 

Pay Day - Riverdale Season 2 Episode 19


Fox: Empire (5.3 million/1.6 rating) and Star (3.8 million/1.2 rating) each inched down.  

CBS: Survivor (7.8 million/1.6 rating) was on par with last week, while SEAL Team (6.3 million/0.8 rating) matched a low in the demo. 

Meanwhile, Code Black (5.6 million/0.7 rating) returned down from last season's premiere, finale and season average. 

Administrator - Code Black Season 3 Episode 1

It's worth noting that the series was off the air for almost 15 months. 

NBC: The Blacklist was the sole original, and it was right on par with its most recent ratings. 

ABC: It was two episodes of Alex, Inc (3 million/0.7 rating & 2.5 million/0.6 rating) and one episode of Designated Survivor (3.4 million/0.5 rating). The latter hit a new series low. 

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.