The shows combined earn average of 2.45 million viewers — the most since 2008
The fall finales of “The Originals” and “Supernatural” combined to give The CW its most-watched Tuesday night in more than five years.
The younger-skewing network saw an average of 2.45 million viewers last night, a slight increase from prior week, but good enough to hit its top number since Nov. 4, 2008.
Last night's episode of “The Originals” was the series most-watched episode to date, with 2.44 million viewers, and tied its series high in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, earning a 1.1/3. The show was up three percent week-to-week in total viewers, flat in the key demo.
“Supernatural” — also steady in week-to-week ratings — matched its season highs in 18-49 (1.1/3), up two percent in viewership with 2.45 million.
The back-to-back shows have proven a real boon for The CW. In mid-October, they handed the network its top-rated Tuesday in four years — a number that they've since matched, including last night.