It’s no surprise that we love The Originals. The Vampire Diaries spin-off has taken the Mikaelsons — Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies), and Rebekah (Claire Holt) — and made them leading guys and gals. Sure, they were fabulous on TVD, but now we can see them in a new light and learn more about their characters. Turns out, not only are the ratings for the series continually on the rise, but their fans are very loyal and engaged.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Originals is the No. 1 most popular new show on social media this fall, beating out 26 other freshman series for the title. The New Orleans-based drama has more than 1.9 million fans when combining Twitter followers and Facebook likes, putting it well above the runner-up, FOX’s Sleepy Hollow, with 821 thousand combined fans.
Rounding out the Top 5 are ABC’s Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (801 thousand fans), NBC’s Dracula (425 thousand fans), and NBC’s The Blacklist (363 thousand fans). ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD was excluded from the list because its Facebook and Twitter profiles had pre-existing audiences.
All three of The CW’s new series made the Top 10, with Reign placing eighth with 253 thousand fans and The Tomorrow People coming in tenth with 186 thousand fans). This gave The CW the highest average among networks, averaging 794 thousand fans overall. Wowza, go CW — can we get a second season pick-up now?
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The Originals returns with all-new episodes on Tuesday, January 14, at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter