Article from BuddyTV.com ------------------------------------------------------------- Monday, February 25, 2008 Last Thursday's final pre-strike episode of Supernatural, "Jus in Bello," brought some good news for fans of the series who are hoping for a fourth season pickup. The episode was seen by 3.22 million viewers, which is Supernatural's largest audience of the season. It also matched its best performance of the year in the important 18-34 demographic amongst adults and women, while scoring a season high in the 18-34 male demographic. Even more impressive is that it accomplished all of this without its usual Smallville lead in. Needless to say, ratings like this will make Supernatural look quite appealing when it comes time for the CW to decide whether to renew it for another year. Though the CW notoriously decided not to rerun the series this spring, all signs are pointing toward the show being renewed for another year. According to Matt Roush at TVGuide.com, fans probably don't have much to worry about. "The passion of the loyal and vocal Supernatural fan base is well known," Roush wrote. "The show has found its core audience, which has been enough to keep it alive for three years, and given that the CW isn't exactly drowning in hot franchises, the chances are pretty excellent that it will get a fourth season. I predict it will remain a consistent cult draw in one of TV's most impossible time periods next fall. If it comes down to choosing between Supernatural and Reaper for next season, that's a no-brainer. Supernatural is on top of its game, while Reaper is still trying to figure the game out." It's also a fact that the CW as a whole has been struggling this season, with even their biggest hits suffering from unexpected ratings dips. The season premiere of reality hit America's Next Top Model tumbled 26 percent from the previous premiere, while Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious is being watched by about three people. Those worried about Supernatural being replaced with a trashy reality franchise can probably breathe easy. The Winchester brothers will return with four more episodes beginning on April 24. Until then, feel free to revel in a great episode's much deserved ratings win. - Don Williams, BuddyTV Staff Columnist Source: TVGuide.com
The chances of Supernatural seeing a fourth season just got a little brighter. Last night's zombie-themed episode scared up some serious ratings, with the show matching its best performance of the season in adults 18-34 and women 18-34, and scored a season high with men 18-34. It also attracted its largest audience of the season (3.22 million). And get this: It did so on a night when Smallville wasn't even on. A Supernatural rerun aired at 8 pm. Crazy, right? â Michael Ausiello (Tvguide.com)
Supernatural has not yet been renewed for a 4th season, but according to TV Guide, last night it scored season high ratings - with 3.22 million viewers - making its outlook certainly seem a little brighter...
Supernatural 's final pre-strike episode will air February 21st. Then Supernatural will return for 4 new episodes on April 24th.
Supernatural will continue its season Thursday, 1/31 for 4 new episodes.