'Sleepy Hollow' ratings slip to new low: What happened?
What happened to Sleepy Hollow?
Fox’s supernatural thriller was last season’s surprise hit, remember? The one that nobody saw coming? Sure, Sleepy Hollow ratings eroded during its first season. But then it came back this fall surprisingly weak. Now Monday night’s episode hit an all-time-worst rating (at least in these early numbers)—5 million viewers and a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49. Even if the thriller climbs up a tick, at best it’s matching its recently set series low.
The problem isn’t the show’s lead-in—Gotham isn’t huge, but had 5.8 million and a 2.2 rating among adults 18-49. (Gotham was down a tenth from last week’s national number.) The show’s competition is on par with last year. Hollow does make up a fair amount of viewing on DVR, at least, with week three climbing 65 percent (not as much as Gotham, which climbed a really impressive 80 percent). So what’s the deal—is Ichabod losing his appeal?
Over on CBS, new drama Scorpion (10.1 million, 2.2) slipped a bit now that Big Bang Theory is no longer opening the night. Instead the return of 2 Broke Girls (8.7 million, 2.4) launched the lineup. Though down 15 percent from last season’s 9 p.m. premiere, the Broke Girls delivered an impressive number for 8 p.m.—especially considering how other comedies are fairing this fall (like New Girl). The Millers (7.2 million, 1.8) at 8:30 p.m. slipped 14 percent from last week’s debut.
On The CW, Jane the Virgin (1.1 million, 0.4) fell 20 percent in the adult demo this week, though The CW points out it went up among 18-34.
Also Monday in the demo: ABC’s Dancing (2.1), Castle (1.9), CBS’ NCIS: LA (1.6), NBC’s The Voice (3.6), The Blacklist (2.6) and The CW’s Originals (0.6).