In The Vampire Diaries Season 4, Episode 17, “Because the Night,” Damon (Ian Somerhalder) got back to his punk roots when he took Elena (Nina Dobrev) for a jaunt to New York City. They have a lovely time, taking in the sights and dining on locals — until things went awry. So how many people tuned in to watch them tear their way through NYC?


 

According to The Futon Critic, TVD had 2.55 million viewers last night. That’s up a bit from the 2.49 million viewers who watched Elena try to kill her bestie in Season 4, Episode 16, “Bring It On” last week.


 

The Futon Critic also reports that The Vampire Diaries is down about seven percent in viewership compared to this time last year. However, the show has already been given a fifth season, so the slightly lower numbers aren’t cause for alarm.


 

In a recent press release, The CW said TVD is one of their highest-rated shows amongst the key demographic of 18 – 34-year-olds, though Arrow has been getting more viewers overall.


 

You know what that means! Make sure you and everyone you know tunes in for TVD next week, when Elena looks for her doppelganger in Pennsylvania. You know you don’t want to miss those two going toe to toe!


 

Source: The Futon Critic