The series premiered on The CW on September 10, 2009.
The series takes place in Mystic Falls, Virginia, a fictional small town haunted by supernatural beings.
The pilot episode attracted the largest audience of any series premiere since the network began in 2006.
The first season averaged 3.60 million viewers and following seasons have maintained an audience of over 2 million viewers. Despite such ratings being considered low on other networks, it remains the most-watched series on the network.
In the series, Damon and Stefan Salvatore are brothers, originally born in Reniassance Florence and both changed by a vampire named Katherine.
Sunlight is very damaging to these vampires however using lapiz lazuli (in ring form for Stefan and Damon) protects them.
The show has received numerous award nominations, winning two People's Choice Award and many Teen Choice Awards.
The Vampire Diaries has a great soundtrack. Bands featured in past episodes include the All-American Rejects, 3OH!3, Katy Perry and Fefe Dobson.
The producer Kevin Williamson also created the TV series Dawson’s Creek and the horror flick I Know What You Did Last Summer.
The Red Cross has a new blood drive campaign inspired by the Vampire Diaries. The slogan is “Starve a Vampire, Donate Blood.” The CW gave away Vampire Diaries t-shirts to high school students who donated.
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