Predict the Ratings for the Premiere of 'Sleepy Hollow' - Poll

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September 16th, 2013

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Sleepy Hollow, FOX's latest genre show, premieres tonight. It's a quirky spin on the classic Washington Irving novela with Ichabod Crane waking up in the present day and teaming up with a sheriff to battle the Headless Horseman and unravel a complex conspiracy. The reviews have been largely positive. The question is whether the show will deliver strong ratings. In its favor, it has a solid lead-in in Bones.  Working against it, it is facing off against bi and the premiere of Dancing With the Stars

. Last season, The Mob Doctor premiered in the same time period on Monday, September  17 to a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Many thought it would be the first show of the season to get canceled, but it hung on and aired for 13 episodes..

For comparison to other FOX genre shows in the time period , two seasons ago, the two hour premiere of Terra Nova debuted with a strong 3.1 adults 18-49 rating on September 26, 2011.  Ratings for subsequent episodes, of course, tumbled and the show was not picked up for a second season. So how do you think Sleepy Hollow will fare tonight?

  • Jeff (Canada)

    Above a 3.0. It’s the first big new show to premiere this fall, and people are salivating over something new to watch. Of course tonight will prove nothing, it’s the following weeks that will tell if this show is a success or not.

  • Victor Hugo

    7 millions and 1.6 rating

  • hello

    Optimistic with an 2.6

  • CraveRecords

    When’s the last time FOX debuted a show in the spot that hung around?

    I’ll be watching on Hulu tomorrow — Sleepy Hollow and Agents of SHEILD have been on every commercial break for the past week.

  • Seth

    It’s a blah show that will get blah ratings to start – 1.9

  • Alex

    Million Sec-1.1 with 4
    Bones -2.4 with 6 mill
    Sleepy hallow -2.9-3.1 with 7.5 mill
    DWTS- this is a tough one, will be up from last fall and around its spring debut. Plus this season has alot of hype around the cast so I am going with 3.5 with17.5 million

  • BigBrotherFan

    I think it will do around 2.4-2.6

    I just don’t think there is a lot of excitement and anticipation here. Nobody was really asking for a show like this. Did the MOD DOCTOR premire after the season premier of BONES? I can’t remember. If it did my prediction stands but if it DIDNT I will lower my prediction to a 2.1

  • Oliver

    Over 3. I’ll go with 3.5. I think this will premiere big.

  • luka

    Bones 7,5 mln and 2.3
    Sleepy hollow 8,5 mln and 3.1
    DWTS 11,5 mln and 2.0

  • Adam

    I think 2.9.

  • SJ

    1.4 at the most. Your guys’ predictions are way too high.

  • Dan S

    I’m going to say 2.8-3.0 since its new & has had good reviews. Question will be how will it do after tonight’s premiere ?

  • Pavelsauce

    The first number that came to mind for me was 2.1.

  • CrimTV


    Wtf, 1.4 is way too low

  • Hubert R

    Come on, I guess there’s very little chance it premieres bigger than X Factor did.

  • Alex

    How about dwts?

  • Raykov

    2.6-2.7 with 7-8 milion.

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  • PatC

    Hope it fails. Another show with a British white guy and a “tough black chick cop.” Are there any new shows being made with American white guys who aren’t playing idiots in sitcoms?

  • Aquitar

    Ah it’s nice to be back on here for the fall season! Being gone 3 months was 3 months too long! But anyways, I’d say a 2.0!

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