The CW has given full season orders to freshman series The Originals, The Tomorrow People, and Reign.
The Originals, a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries, has been the network’s strongest new show. The series premiered to 2.21 million viewers with a 1.0 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic. Its fourth episode, “Girl in New Orleans,” hit a series high of 2.23 million viewers with a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic. The most recent episode, “Fruit of the Poisoned Tree,” drew 2.03 million viewers with a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
The Tomorrow People— a remake of the original British series of the same name — premiered to 2.32 million viewers, but its audience dropped with subsequent episodes. The most recent episode, “All Tomorrow’s Parties,” drew 1.56 million viewers with a 0.6 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic. Reign premiered to 1.98 million viewers, with the most recent episode, “Hearts and Minds,” drawing 1.64 million viewers with a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
The CW ordered additional scripts for all three series on October 10.
“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,” The CW president Mark Pedowitz said in a statement.
“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,” he added. “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.”
Other freshman series that have received full season orders include ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Trophy Wife, and The Goldbergs, CBS’ Mom, The Millers, and The Crazy Ones, Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Dads, and NBC’s The Blacklist.