Strong return for Nikita and The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire DiariesThe CW dramas’ Nikita and The Vampire Diaries both made strong returns on Thursday evening for their first new episodes of 2011.

 

The Vampire DiariesThe CW dramas’ Nikita and The Vampire Diaries both made strong returns on Thursday evening for their first episodes since the Christmas break. The strong ratings for both are even more impressive given the presence of ratings giant American Idol.

 

The Vampire Diaries returned with 3.5 million viewers while Nikita returned with 2.7 million viewers. The CW’s decision to delay the return of Supernatural and Smallville by a week means both were repeated on Friday evening though given their strong debuts such repeats now look unnecessary.