By Adam B. Vary
Updated October 22, 2011 at 08:02 PM EDT

With Breaking Bad — and its stranglehold of the reader rankings — now out of the picture, it should surprise no one that The Vampire Diaries has vaulted back to the top of the pack, thanks to a jam-packed episode that featured Elena getting her Buffy on. Meanwhile, a new addition to the EW recap ranks, ABC’s Happy Endings, makes a happy debut at no. 4. Here are the full standings:

1. The Vampire Diaries (The CW) — last week: 2

2. Fringe (Fox) — last week: 3

3. Revenge (ABC) — last week: 5

4. Happy Endings (ABC) — last week: not ranked

5. Ringer (The CW) — last week: honorable mention

Honorable mention (4.5 stars or higher): The Amazing Race

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