Created on Monday, 30 January 2012 16:54
Written by Alice Jester
continues to be a top, and very consistent performer, in the Live+7 DVR ratings. "Time After Time" rose from a .7 demo rating in 18-49 to a 1.1 rating with DVR +7 factored in. Last week, "Adventures in Babysitting" rose from a .8 to a 1.2. The info can be found at TV By The Numbers.
has consistently each week been delivering either a 1.1 or 1.2 in DVR. That's among the best DVR performances for CW shows, except of course The Vampire Diaries
which is blowing everyone out of the water. It should be noted that the other genre shows in Supernatural's
time slot, Grimm
, also were top performers in demo gains for Live+7. Fridays seem to be the most popular in that regard. Grimm
especially did very well, showing an 86% bump in audiences, from a 1.4 to a 2.6. That's very damned good for a Friday show. Fringe
rose from a pathetic 1.1 to an acceptable 1.9, although there is very much doubt that it's enough for a high standard network like Fox.
Just cause I'm in an opinion spouting mood, I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that Supernatural
won't be facing a lot of intense competition on Fridays next year. NBC is dying in the hit show department, and that DVR rating puts Grimm
as one of their top rated shows. No way they'd be crazy enough to keep that show on a Friday when their other nights are falling like a sack of wet cement. As for Fringe
, the picture isn't as rosy. Renewal for them is very questionable, but I think they'll pull what Chuck
did and get a final 13 episode order so that Warner Brothers has a stronger syndication package.
For those who have not read my earlier statements, Supernatural
season 8 is extremely likely. Jared and Jensen are signed for season 8 and honestly, The CW has enough holes to fill.
So there's my two cents! We'll see if the new episode on Friday keeps up the trend.