Supernatural 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 and Fringe, 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.
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