TV ratings: 'The Secret Circle' proves a good fit with 'Vampire Diaries' Thursday
The season premiere of "The Vampire Diaries" didn't quite match its debut last year but still put up fairly solid numbers for The CW Thursday. "The Secret Circle" also opened well, holding onto basically all of its lead-in. The other networks went primarily with repeats on the last Thursday before the official start of the 2011-12 season.
CBS scored the biggest overall audience, averaging 8.05 million viewers and a 5.4 rating/9 share among households in primetime. ABC (5.55 million, 3.5/6) came in second, followed by FOX at 3.8 million and a 2.7/4. The CW (3 million, 1.9/3) edged NBC (2.7 million, 2.0/3) for fourth place.
ABC and CBS tied for the lead among adults 18-49, each drawing a 1.8 rating. The CW snagged third place with a 1.3, followed FOX, 1.0, and NBC, 0.9.