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New TVD season coming and we need good ratings!

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Season 3 of the Vampire Diaries begins on September 15th on the CW 8/7c(8:00pm Eastern Time and 7:00pm Central Time USA).
Hello fellow TVD fans!We are less than a week away from episode 3x01 titled "The Birthday"and I know that the excitement is too much to handle.Lets recap a little bit ,shall we?

Waaaaaay back in May "As I Lay Dying"was one of the most anticipated episodes of season 2 and there is a reason why!Actually scrap that...There were many reasons!
1.The Ripaaaaah! - Stefan was responsible for Damon becoming a vampire in 1864 so when he found out that his brother was bitten by a werewolf he felt obligated to find a cure.Even if [To quote Katherine Pierce in 2x22]he had to sacrifice everything including Elena to save his bro.In the penultimate scene we see how Stefan was fighting the Rippah inside of him and in the end he gave in.
2.The Delena kiss ❤- need to say more?
3.Jeremy and his dead girlfriends.To keep it short - Jeremy died ,he was brought back to life and now he could audition on "Ghost Whisperer"the remake.That last scene in the S2F was so shocking that I even had to search for my jaw on the floor.When I first saw the back of Vicky , I thought it was Katherine.But then when they showed her infront I was like "What.the.hell's going on?"Then Jeremy went downstairs with Vicky following silently in the back (spooky)and he saw Anna , my facial expression was this

After such a finale I was surprised that it only got like 2 and something million views live.And yes I am aware that TVD was up against American Idol but there are other reasons.Many residents in the USA don't realy know when TVD airs so they watch it on the Internet and others tend to DVR the show and then later watch it.

But are ratings even important?
Yes, they are really important.They are the reason whether TVD gets renewed or cancelled , whether the CW will increase the show budget, whether Elena will wear the same blue sweater all season ,whether we receive good edited or bad edited episodes , whether we get good actors(guest starring actors or even regulars) ,whether we get amazingly decorated sets,whether we get good effects on an episode and so on.As you can see ratings are more important than they seem.And if you don't believe me check Ian Somerhalder's tweets from April , 7th saying that watching the show live will secure its future.

But TVD is the number one rated show on the CW at this moment.
True , but compared to the ratings we had at the begining of season 2 and the whole season 1 we won't be soon (Shows like Ringer and The Secret Circle have the potential of getting us of the throne)+The higher the ratings, the better we get =)
Ok.So how do we help in getting more viewers?

1.WATCH THE SHOW LIVE!DON'T DVR IT AND THEN WATCH LATER. You can DVR the show but watch it live! Please if you have the chance - do it.

2.I heard that the CW channel is rare in the USA.You can watch it online when it's airing.Here is a link http://www.tvpc.com/Channel.php?ChannelID=2693 (Thanks Jendelena again for the link ^^)[b]

[b]Note: The CW is supposed to be offline.It comes online an hour before TVD airs or it even comes online at 8pm .(Could you guys provide me with more links for online watching in the comments? Thanks in advance =] )


For people outside America - use this time diffrence calculator

USA 8/7c The CW Channel - 8/7 c means 8:00pm Eastern Time and 7:00pm Central Time.

Convert from[Month]September [Day]15th [Year]2011 [Hour] 20/8pm [Minutes] 00:00

[Location] Choose some place from the USA[keeping in mind the underlines text above^]

and then below choose your location and click convert time =) (If there are complecations , send me a msg , or write on my wall I'll help ya out =)]

3.Promotion.The CW can make 10000 promos but the truth is that fans have a big part in making the show famous.No wonder everytime there is an award show the actors say that they wont be here if it wasn't for us.If you follow some of teh advices bellow it might help TVD get more fans = more views:

- Tell your friends that TVD is a great show and it deserves a shot =)

-"Like" TVD on Facebook.It may not seem important but when your fb friends chech your profile they will see that you "like" TVD and they may give it a chance.

- Give answers to people who ask when does TVD air.Believe you'll be surprised how many residents in the USA don't know when TVD airs and on what channel airs.

- Favouriting TVD videos on youtube also helps.Because late they appear on the front youtube page of your yt friends and subscribers.

- Talking about TVD on twitter ,tumblr ,myspace and all other social networks helps =)

- For twitter users: I think fans will be trending #TVDS3 on Thursday (15th).Maybe you could help =)

- You can simply post this article on TVD fan sites,your twitter ,fb,tubmlr etc so that other fans could read it 2 =)
(If you have more ideas please comment and I will include them / crediting you ,ofcourse, and giving you props)



Why should I watch episode 1 of Season 3?

Well if the ratings aren't a good reason for you then reading this synompsis(spoiler alert for those who don't want to be spoiled) of the episode will help you.Or watching this amazing promo or this mind blowing one.The episode will also feature Elena's birtday,The Rippah going on a murder spree with Klaus,Lots of Delena scenes,Naked Damon,Forwood(Warning:You gotta take a cold shower after seeing them in the promo),Catt,Alaric (the chunky monkey's back),Jeremy dealing with Anna and Vicky ,lots of blood and hotness,Bonnie or/and Katherine (hopefully!) and ofcourse I haven't forgotten you Stelena fans.Even though I know some of you want to boycott the show because of the many DE scenes coming up (which I don't mind lol) As a DE fan I think that Julie and Kevin will feature one or atleast 2 good scenes for you!(Otherwise how do you explain this pic from the set?) =)And if thats not enought from the gathered info I have from interviews Elena is not giving up on Stefan just yet.She will have him on her mind during her Birthday for sure.

Thank you soo much for reading!I really hope this interview had some kinda of an impact for you.And I hope that I made the people who DVR the show to watch it live and that I made other promote the show ! Thank you!Feel free to post this article anywhere. (Credit me please )


Note:This is the first time I have EVER written an article so please don't be so hard on me.


Credit/Sources that helped me make this article :
http://www.vampire-diaries.net/
Spots on Fanpop
Google
Youtube(CW's youtube channel)

Note:The Article will be edited again tom. so excuse me If somethings don't make sense :D
Season 3 of the Vampire Diaries begins on September 15th on the CW 8/7c(8:00pm Eastern Time and 7:00pm Central Time USA).
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