In The Vampire Diaries Season 4, Episode 18, “American Gothic,” Elena (Nina Dobrev) proved the new version of herself is no one to be trifled with. She went up against her doppelganger and shocked the Salvatores with some very un-Elena-like behavior. So how many people tuned in to watch Elena break some hearts and necks?


 

According to The Futon Critic, The Vampire Diaries ratings held fairly steady: It had 2.42 million viewers last night, though the numbers may be adjusted later and that’s without DVR tallies included.


 

The Futon Critic also reports that The Vampire Diaries is up about nine percent in viewership compared to this time last year, which is great news. Regardless, the show has already gotten a Season 5, so all our favorite vampires will be back again in the fall.


 

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.


 

Therefore, fans should make sure their friends and family tune in for TVD on April 18 — when the show returns from hiatus — to see Elena and the rest of the Mystic Falls High School students (and some, um, chaperones) attend prom!


 Source: The Futon Critic