Don’t underestimate fans
okay 1st things 1st happy new year everyone :) after all the bad ratings i just thought that I should write something about the effect of fans and writers on a TV show
So here are TVD ratings of seasons 2 and 3 back when TVD still had a good storyline, character progression, a main plot and most of all stable and beleivable ships which didn’t take the whole time
If you could notice, when an episode is all about a ship, here DELENA ratings drop (ep 19 and 20 had the worst ratings)
SEASON 4 HAPPENED, THE DOWNFALL OF TVD AND TO
why ? (I already explained this on a previous post here ==> X
The fans tried to make the writers understand what went wrong, but nothing , they said : “If you don’t want to watch don’t watch” okay you just lost 1 million viewers in one season. But still 2m viewers is good.
TO season 1 TVD season 5
They had pretty much good ratings,
they lost a lot of viewers since season 4 but still, but then episode 15 happened, they killed Katherine ( does JP have something against popular characters ?) and they lost 0.6m viewers ( kill my favorite character once shame one you, kill my other favorite character ….)
No let’s go to the Originals, why don’t they have the same number of viewers as TVD knowing that it’s centered on the most favorite characters ??? (
i mean what’s left of them),the ratings were raising until ….. episode 16 when rebekah left (claire holt) losing one original already droped the ratings, imagine losing another, so basically TO turned into TVD, two brothers fighting over/for a girl and protect her ??? we already saw that thanks,+ trying to copy klaroline and caroline on cami ???? seriously ???? don’t you have imagination.
SEASON 6 TVD SEASON 2 TO
They basically lost 31% of their audience
and they deserve it The only good things on this season are : Bonnie, Kai , BONKAI ( come on who wants to watch stupid delena drama and forced steroline)
This season was good (for me) but the recast was a bad idea, but even with that we had decent ratings, till the killed again Kol (when people started to get used to sharman,
I don’t say they should’ve kept him, Buzolic will always be the real Kol, but killing a fan favorite character for the 2nd time isn’t a good idea) + recasting rebekah+ killing mikael again + don’t get me started on the wolves storyline and jayley ??? people gave up
SEASON 7 TVD SEASON 3 TO
Killing Kai (another popular villain from the Kevil club) + Focusing on steroline + those stupid heretics and their stupid storyline + focusing on forced steroline + talking about elena all the time + ignoring bonnie + making bonenzo endgame ???? WTFF DO YOU WANT BEAUTIFUL STRONG BONNIE TO BE WITH A MURDEROUS VAMPIRE OBCESSED WITH LILY LIKE ENZO ??? poor thing she deserves so much better (
i’m not talking as a shipper but as a bonnie stan) It’s totally messed up, TVD should get cancelled please stop this nonesense.
Focusing on only Klaus and Elijah + making Freya a nanny + Jayley (seriously kill jackson he’s totally useless-ish (ish because he saved freya)) + ignoring hayley + bring back don’t bring back Kol on ep 6 ( seriously he should be back by now wtf why are they dragging this ??) and daggering rebekah and right after that they had their wort rating 0.8 on ep 7 (I’m proud of you guys) and in that period the cw announced that TO and TVD will be airing on fridays (DEATH SLOT) that’ the only reason that made the ratings raise on ep 8 and then they focused too much on cami and klamille and ratings drop again.
MORAL OF THE STORY : IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT DON’T WATCH IS NOT A GOOD STRATEGY and PISSING OFF YOUR TWO BIGGEST FANBASES ISN’T A GOOD IDEA
The fans are the ones watching, if you often make them angry and disrespect them on twitter you’re the only one who loses, you should accept criticism and with that make yourself better.