‘Riverdale’ Returns With Series Best Ratings

No sophomore slump here. Riverdale returned for its second season with stellar ratings. In fact, it was a series best and it achieved that all on a new night and timeslot.

The Archie Comics-inspired drama drew 2.3 million total viewers and a 0.8 demo rating. That’s more than double its Season 1 average and finale which were 1 mil/0.4. The CW says the show was the highest-rated among teens (ages 12-17) on the network since a Vampire Diaries episode five years ago.

When compared to former timeslot occupant Arrow, Riverdale‘s S2 premiere was up 31 and 33 percent from the Stephen Amell series’ Season 5 average.

Unfortunately for The CW, the strong lead-in didn’t help the launch of Dynasty. The revival of the iconic 80s soap scored only 1.34 mil and a 0.4 rating. I had high hopes for the series, but was beyond bored within 10 minutes of the pilot. I’ll give it another episode, but don’t think my opinion will change all that much.

Did you watch either Riverdale or Dynasty last night? Weigh in below.

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  • Darwin

    Dynasty doesn’t have any style, interesting plot points, or any acting gravitas (love ya, Grant, but you’re way too SoCal for Blake). Alan Dale, as the butler, had a hundred times the acting chops of the rest, and showed them all up in two scenes. It wasn’t…. cool. And the woefully horrible casting of Jeff Colby was a big, big minus.