Title: The Vampire Diaries
Series: 8
Episodes: 171
First Transmission: 2009-2017

Mystic Falls, Virginia: a teenage girl is suddenly torn between two vampire brothers.

 

Notes

*The Standard Deviation (SD) of the ratings is a measure of how much spread there is in the numbers. The median represents the middle value of the ratings

The top-rated episode differs from the mean-rated episode by 3.05 standard deviations.

The bottom-rated episode differs from the mean-rated episode by 2.12 standard deviations.

 

Best Episode #66

The Departed (2012) – In order to protect his sister, Jeremy makes a decision that will change everything.

2nd Best Episode #171

I Was Feeling Epic (2017) – Stefan and Damon must fight their greatest enemy with the fate of Mystic Falls in their hands.

3rd Best Episode #89

Graduation (2013) – In the season finale it is Graduation Day.

4th Best Episode #22

Founder’s Day (2010) – Damon and Alaric must stop John Gilbert from bringing death and destruction to Founder’s Day.

5th Best Episode #166

You Made a Choice to Be Good (2017) – Cade returns to Mystic Falls with some new assignments.

6th Best Episode #49

The Reckoning (2011) – A Senior Prank Night takes a deadly turn.

7th Best Episode #29

Masquerade (2010) – Stefan and Damon have plans for Katherine at the masquerade ball.

Worst Episode #2

The Night of the Comet (2009) – Elena goes to the Salvatore house to talk to Stefan. Damon is there instead and reveals some surprising information about Stefan’s past.

Notes & Comments

Info Updated: 2022-03-13

The data on this page is updated when any major changes occur to episode rankings (which is less common with older series), or when new episodes are added as is the case with current television series.

The overall spread in the rating distribution is equal to 1.9 rating points.

The top-rated episode, The Departed (2012), differs from the second-rated episode, I Was Feeling Epic (2017), by 5 percent of the overall spread.

The bottom-rated episode, The Night of the Comet (2009), differs from the second bottom-rated episode, We Have History Together (2017), by 5 percent of the overall spread.

The middle-rated episode is You’re Undead to Me (2009).

 

Episode Rating Graph for The Vampire Diaries (2009)

 

 

Full Episode List

Key:-Blue episodes rated above par. Brown episodes rated below par.

#1 Pilot (2009)
#2 The Night of the Comet (2009)
#3 Friday Night Bites (2009)
#4 Family Ties (2009)
#5 You’re Undead to Me (2009)
#6 Lost Girls (2009)
#7 Haunted (2009)
#8 162 Candles (2009)
#9 History Repeating (2009)
#10 The Turning Point (2009)
#11 Bloodlines (2010)
#12 Unpleasantville (2010)
#13 Children of the Damned (2010)
#14 Fool Me Once (2010)
#15 A Few Good Men (2010)
#16 There Goes the Neighborhood (2010)
#17 Let the Right One In (2010)
#18 Under Control (2010)
#19 Miss Mystic Falls (2010)
#20 Blood Brothers (2010)
#21 Isobel (2010)
#22 Founder’s Day (2010)
#23 The Return (2010)
#24 Brave New World (2010)
#25 Bad Moon Rising (2010)
#26 Memory Lane (2010)
#27 Kill or Be Killed (2010)
#28 Plan B (2010)
#29 Masquerade (2010)
#30 Rose (2010)
#31 Katerina (2010)
#32 The Sacrifice (2010)
#33 By the Light of the Moon (2010)
#34 The Descent (2011)
#35 Daddy Issues (2011)
#36 Crying Wolf (2011)
#37 The Dinner Party (2011)
#38 The House Guest (2011)
#39 Know Thy Enemy (2011)
#40 The Last Dance (2011)
#41 Klaus (2011)
#42 The Last Day (2011)
#43 The Sun Also Rises (2011)
#44 As I Lay Dying (2011)
#45 The Birthday (2011)
#46 The Hybrid (2011)
#47 The End of the Affair (2011)
#48 Disturbing Behavior (2011)
#49 The Reckoning (2011)
#50 Smells Like Teen Spirit (2011)
#51 Ghost World (2011)
#52 Ordinary People (2011)
#53 Homecoming (2011)
#54 The New Deal (2012)
#55 Our Town (2012)
#56 The Ties That Bind (2012)
#57 Bringing Out the Dead (2012)
#58 Dangerous Liaisons (2012)
#59 All My Children (2012)
#60 1912 (2012)
#61 Break on Through (2012)
#62 The Murder of One (2012)
#63 Heart of Darkness (2012)
#64 Do Not Go Gentle (2012)
#65 Before Sunset (2012)
#66 The Departed (2012)
#67 Growing Pains (2012)
#68 Memorial (2012)
#69 The Rager (2012)
#70 The Five (2012)
#71 The Killer (2012)
#72 We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes (2012)
#73 My Brother’s Keeper (2012)
#74 We’ll Always Have Bourbon Street (2012)
#75 O Come, All Ye Faithful (2012)
#76 After School Special (2013)
#77 Catch Me If You Can (2013)
#78 A View to a Kill (2013)
#79 Into the Wild (2013)
#80 Down the Rabbit Hole (2013)
#81 Stand by Me (2013)
#82 Bring It On (2013)
#83 Because the Night (2013)
#84 American Gothic (2013)
#85 Pictures of You (2013)
#86 The Originals (2013)
#87 She’s Come Undone (2013)
#88 The Walking Dead (2013)
#89 Graduation (2013)
#90 I Know What You Did Last Summer (2013)
#91 True Lies (2013)
#92 Original Sin (2013)
#93 For Whom the Bell Tolls (2013)
#94 Monster’s Ball (2013)
#95 Handle with Care (2013)
#96 Death and the Maiden (2013)
#97 Dead Man on Campus (2013)
#98 The Cell (2013)
#99 Fifty Shades of Grayson (2013)
#100 500 Years of Solitude (2014)
#101 The Devil Inside (2014)
#102 Total Eclipse of the Heart (2014)
#103 No Exit (2014)
#104 Gone Girl (2014)
#105 While You Were Sleeping (2014)
#106 Rescue Me (2014)
#107 Resident Evil (2014)
#108 Man on Fire (2014)
#109 What Lies Beneath (2014)
#110 Promised Land (2014)
#111 Home (2014)
#112 I’ll Remember (2014)
#113 Yellow Ledbetter (2014)
#114 Welcome to Paradise (2014)
#115 Black Hole Sun (2014)
#116 The World Has Turned and Left Me Here (2014)
#117 The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get (2014)
#118 Do You Remember the First Time? (2014)
#119 Fade Into You (2014)
#120 I Alone (2014)
#121 Christmas Through Your Eyes (2014)
#122 Woke Up with a Monster (2015)
#123 Prayer for the Dying (2015)
#124 The Day I Tried to Live (2015)
#125 Stay (2015)
#126 Let Her Go (2015)
#127 The Downward Spiral (2015)
#128 A Bird in a Gilded Cage (2015)
#129 I Could Never Love Like That (2015)
#130 Because (2015)
#131 I’d Leave My Happy Home for You (2015)
#132 I’ll Wed You in the Golden Summertime (2015)
#133 I’m Thinking of You All the While (2015)
#134 Day One of Twenty-Two Thousand, Give or Take (2015)
#135 Never Let Me Go (2015)
#136 Age of Innocence (2015)
#137 I Carry Your Heart with Me (2015)
#138 Live Through This (2015)
#139 Best Served Cold (2015)
#140 Mommie Dearest (2015)
#141 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me (2015)
#142 Cold as Ice (2015)
#143 Hell Is Other People (2016)
#144 Things We Lost in the Fire (2016)
#145 Postcards from the Edge (2016)
#146 This Woman’s Work (2016)
#147 Moonlight on the Bayou (2016)
#148 I Would for You (2016)
#149 Days of Future Past (2016)
#150 I Went to the Woods (2016)
#151 One Way or Another (2016)
#152 Somebody That I Used to Know (2016)
#153 Kill ‘Em All (2016)
#154 Requiem for a Dream (2016)
#155 Gods and Monsters (2016)
#156 Hello, Brother (2016)
#157 Today Will Be Different (2016)
#158 You Decided That I Was Worth Saving (2016)
#159 An Eternity of Misery (2016)
#160 Coming Home Was a Mistake (2016)
#161 Detoured on Some Random Backwoods Path to Hell (2016)
#162 The Next Time I Hurt Somebody, It Could Be You (2016)
#163 We Have History Together (2017)
#164 The Simple Intimacy of the Near Touch (2017)
#165 Nostalgia’s a Bitch (2017)
#166 You Made a Choice to Be Good (2017)
#167 What Are You? (2017)
#168 The Lies Will Catch Up to You (2017)
#169 It’s Been a Hell of a Ride (2017)
#170 We’re Planning a June Wedding (2017)
#171 I Was Feeling Epic (2017)