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?


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  • cimmer

    I’m thinking around 2.6 and then a rapid drop over the next few weeks. Ads are supposed to show the ‘best’ of a show and the ads aren’t very good IMHO; the dialogue sounds stilted, the actors look a little lost and the concept seems better suited to a Halloween special rather than a series.

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  • halloween

    no stars…sub 2.0

  • Cle



  • NBC Fan

    Dancing with the Stars-2.6

    Under the Dome-2.5

    Sleepy Hollow-2.1

    The Million Second Quiz-1.1
    American Ninja Warrior-1.7

  • Samunto

    Fanboys may want to get creeped out and so tune in. But Bones is no longer the powerhouse it once was and has been declining.
    But DWTS isn’t much of strong competition.

    Bones 2.1
    Sleepy Hollow 2.0

    Fox would be ok with those numbers.

  • Joseph

    2.6 Im gonna go for

  • JacobYates

    We’ve come a long way with the UTD polls. And now on the day of the finale, no poll?

  • Claire

    I’m a 55 year old woman, and a DWTS fan, but I’ll be watching. My 23 year old daughter will be watching, even my 16 year old son says it looks good and will be watching. My HUSBAND says he’ll watch..if the game is bad. My 25 year old son says he doesn’t want to watch, but he will be. His girlfriend wants to watch it. That’s a lot of different demos watching. 3.0

  • John A

    Badly. Silly idea and unknown actors. 2.0 at best then big drop off in future weeks.

  • John

    Flop Hollow will do a .3 and be cancelled in the middle of the first episode with the rest of the time given to When Animals Attack IV.

  • CBSviewer

    Bones: 2.2
    Sleepy Hollow: 2.5

  • Nikki R

    8 million 2.1 (but hoping for more.)

  • Sarah

    Bones 2.0-2.3 (But hoping for better)
    Sleepy Hollow 2.6-3.0

  • rgxx

    It’s pretty much the only new thing to debut tonite so I think it will start strong…but I don’t think it will hold up against CBS monday nite comedies when they are in full swing.

    Although Kevin Bacon’s show faired quite well sooo…..?

    My guess is above a 2.2 – 2.4

  • rgxx

    Also UTD will be high in the 2.8-2.9 range tonite for finale.

  • charmedcraft

    Ratings have been so crazy, that I just don’t know what’s going to happen. To be on the safe side I’m going with 1.9-2.1

  • Alecia

    DWTS might affect it but I don’t see it going lower lower than a 2.2


    “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?”

    Is this a serious question? And which other show have a British white guy and a “tough black chick cop”?

  • Kissan

    DWTS-3.3 and 16 mill. viewers-it has a pretty good cast

    Bones-2.2 and 7 mill. viewers-it has competition from DWTS, so premiere will be same as last year

    Sleepy Hollow-2.6 and 8 mill. viewers-looks pretty good and has been getting good reviews

    UTD-2.7 and 11 mill. viewers-not going up against ANYTHING good sooooo…

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