The Originals is unstoppable! The Vampire Diaries spin-off has already been picked up for a full season, and if it keeps pulling in numbers like this, it’s only a matter of time before the CW announces a Season 2.

Over 2.3 million of you tuned in to watch TVD’s Tyler Lockwood make his debut in New Orleans on Season 1, Episode 7 (“Bloodletting”). The Originals was up 22 percent week-over-week to hit a series high! The series also helped give the CW its most-watched Tuesday since 2009. For a freshman series, these numbers are pretty incredible.

In the coveted advertising demo, The Originals matched its series high of a 1.1 among adults 18-49, nearly surpassing its predecessor, The Vampire Diaries! Again, given these stellar ratings, a second season seems like a safe bet for the network.

Crystal Bell is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident fangirl for all things The Vampire Diaries. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!