Has ‘Riverdale’ Held Up in the Ratings Since the Big Time Jump?

Tony Maglio
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Archie’s got a little gray mixed in with his red hair these days following a seven-year “Riverdale” time jump early on in Season 5. (OK, so not really: Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica went from 18 to 25 in Episode 504.) But has The CW drama performed better or worse since the gang fast-forwarded into their mid-20s? The Season 5 premiere on Jan. 20, 2021 had a 0.39 rating among adults 18-49, according to Nielsen, and 1.175 million total viewers. Those numbers, like all in this story, include one week of delayed (mostly DVR) viewing. The next “Riverdale” episode got a 0.34 rating and 985,000 total viewers. The one after that received a 0.36 rating and 1.017 million total viewers. The Feb. 10 time-jump episode scored a 0.40 rating and 1.029 million total viewers. Also Read: How Each 'Riverdale' Character Ended Up Where They Are in 7-Year Time Jump - and Where They're Going That evening, “Riverdale” flashed seven years into the future — or rather, it brought us into the present day. That installment introduced us to the mid-20s versions of Archie Andrews (KJ Apa), Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse), Toni Topaz...

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