The Originals Vs The Vampire Diaries: Which Show Is Better?

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Welcome back to Humor Nation. Based on LJ Smith’s novels of the same name, adapted into the television series by Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson. The success and popularity of the show led to couple of spin-offs, books and comics. The show set in Mystic Falls and revolves around a teenager named Elena who falls in love with two vampire brothers. The band of the trio along with their friends battles dangerous foes who threaten their existence and protect their community. Originals is based on the Mikaelson family who initially served as the antagonists of the Vampire Diaries, but soon became fan favorites. Their popularity led to the spin-off inception. The Originals takes place in a different setting along with plenty of new characters that weren’t in the Vampire Diaries.

So Take A Look At The Originals Vs The Vampire Diaries, Find Out Which One Is Better?


The Originals Vs The Vampire Diaries: Which Show Is Better?
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  • The Vampire Diaries – 39 WINS / 114 NOMINATIONS
  • The Originals – 1 WIN / 13 NOMINATIONS

When it comes to Vampire Diaries, the show has been nominated for 8 Saturn Awards, 67 Teen Choice Awards out of which it won 30 Awards, and 27 People’s Choice Awards out of which it has won 5 Awards. Ian Somerhalder has been the most nominated TVD actor with a total of 30 nominations. Nina Dobrev bagged 21 nominations and winning a total of 5 Teen Choice and one People’s Choice Award. The Originals has a total of 13 nominations and winning only one. The spin-off earned a total of 8 Teen Choice Awards, one Emmy Nomination, and three People’s Choice Nominations. Joseph Morgan has the most nominations with a total of 7 nominations, and winning a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Actor.

5 Interesting Facts About Originals Ending That Fans Might Not Know


The Originals Vs The Vampire Diaries: Which Show Is Better?
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When the Vampire Diaries premiere aired, it became the highest viewed CW show of all time. It attracted a total of 5.7 million viewers. Whereas the Originals premiere episode amassed a total of 2.2 million viewers. It’s pretty clear from the average viewership of both the shows that Vampire Diaries has been far more successful than the Originals. TVD aired at the 8:00 PM slot on Thursdays which was shifted to Friday 8:00 PM slot in Season 8. Whereas Season 1 of Originals aired on Tuesday 8:00 PM slot, Season 2 aired on Monday 8:00 PM slot, Season 3 aired on Thursday 9:00 PM slot, Season 4 aired on Friday 8:00 PM slot, and the final Season aired on Wednesday 9:00 PM slot. 

  Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4 Season 5 Season 6 Season 7 Season 8
The Vampire Diaries 3.60 3.17 2.91 2.97 2.68 1.54 1.95 1.71
The Originals 2.61 2.03 1.96 1.37 1.36


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