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Update: “Reign” Ratings Adjusted Down in Finals, Even With Fall Finale

Update 2: A downward adjustment in the finals meant that Thursday’s “Reign” had to settle for a scenario of stability.

Thursday’s episode drew a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating with 1.74 million viewers.

The previous original, which aired as the fall finale on December 12, drew a 0.6 rating with 1.86 million.

Earlier in the night, “The Vampire Diaries” drew a 1.2 with 2.72 million.

Update: Crowned “Favorite New TV Drama” at the annual People’s Choice Awards, The CW’s “Reign” enjoyed an improved adults 18-49 rating for its first episode since December 12.

“For King and Country,” Thursday’s “Reign,” posted a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating with 1.77 million viewers. Up a tenth from the fall finale’s 0.6 adults 18-49 rating, this week’s episode did, however, endure a slight decline from the previous episode’s 1.86 million viewer mark.

Earlier in the night, “The Vampire Diaries” posted a 1.1 with 2.68 million viewers.

While “Reign” did not emerge from hiatus as a major hit, it managed to mirror its previous performance in the overnight metered market ratings.

Thursday’s “Reign,” the first since the fall finale on December 12, matched that episode’s 1.4 overnight metered market rating. Save for the premiere, which drew a 1.5, all “Reign” episodes have posted either a 1.3 or 1.4 overnight household rating.

There is no guarantee the steadiness in the overnight household numbers will also manifest itself in the adults 18-49 column, but it seems unlikely the number will differ by more than a tenth from the 0.6 posted for the December 12 episode. That episode delivered 1.86 million viewers.

“The Vampire Diaries,” which led into “Reign,” drew a 1.9 overnight rating opposite “American Idol.” The previous “TVD” posted a 1.7 in the overnights.

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