Supernatural: 12 Secrets Behind The Show’s Success
You don’t need to tell Supernatural fans the obvious: the show is good, but still, 12 seasons is an admirable feat for any television series. With a lot of good shows on TV and a lot that have already gone off the air, Supernatural holds the distinction of being the longest-running North American fantasy television series, and shows no signs of slowing down. A lot of hard work goes into making a show that successful, so with the 12th season on the way, we decided to check out the 12 secrets behind the show’s success!
Sometimes it comes down to the simplest of things, but it is true that one of the biggest factors of Supernatural‘s success over the years has been consistency in its ratings. Although the ratings were considered “low” for the first few seasons, it’s dominance with certain age demographics kept The WB renewing the series. After it’s season four premiere on The CW, it’s ratings climbed and, along with positive reception from fans and critics, there is just no reason to cut the show off. It’s ratings may not be stellar when compared with multiple networks, but on the CW, the show remains a powerhouse.
Supernatural is often thrown around in the same context as The X-Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but the difference is those shows ended a long time ago, leaving the genre and that fan demographic almost solely to Supernatural. It goes without saying that it has been a great advantage of that show to not have many shows quite like it in the Fantasy genre.