CW Handing Out Full-Season Orders Like Halloween Candy EW
The CW handed out post-Halloween treats for its lineup of new series, announcing full-season orders for all three of its new dramas, reports EW.com's Inside TV.
"The Originals," a spinoff of "The Vampire Diaries," was seen as likely to receive a full-season order, given that it's averaging 2.7 million viewers and a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
With "The Tomorrow People" and "Reign," though, it "felt like one might survive while the other might not. Not because either are doing really well, exactly, but because the CW has limited inventory to play with," the story reports. "Specifically, many in the industry expected 'Reign' to get beheaded."
"Tomorrow People" is drawing 2.4 million viewers and a 0.9 rating in the demographic, while "Reign" has been drawing 2.1 million viewers and a 0.8 in the demo.
CW President Mark Pedowitz offered this statement: “In just a few seasons, we have built a much stronger prime-time schedule. Our on-air ratings are up year to year, and our digital viewing continues to grow exponentially. We’re excited about the creative momentum the producers have established for all three of our new series, and now our fans will have the chance to see the full stories unfold for them this season. With the additional episodes ordered, plus two new dramas and new reality for midseason, we’ll be able to continue our commitment to adding more original programming all year long.”