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?

  • Samunto

    In the HH overnight ratings, it did 65% above the DOA premiere of ‘Mob Doctor’ last year with a 6.1/9 Vs. 3.7/5.

    Not a bad start really! So probably around 2.6

  • Seth

    It got a 3.2! It built out of Bones’s 2.0, huge for FOX, congrats to Sleepy Hollow and their fans.


    Damn that’s excellent for sleepy hollow. See fox instead of focusing on x factor focus on good scripted shows.

  • Tracy

    It was a GREAT show….. hope the ratings were good!!!!

  • JR35

    Got that high, or is that an early rumor :)

    It’s my kinda show, so I enjoyed it and will be watching.

  • CrimTV

    It got a 3.2 18-49 rating, in the TOP 25 markets! :)

  • CrimTV

    Preliminary ratings are now saying 3.4 18-49 for Sleepy Hollow!

  • Two


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

    You were saying? 3.4

  • Can’t remember

    @Oliver please just stop. What? Only black ppl watch black ppl. It’s not the acting that should be attracting us to characters. Everything you’ve said plays on some negative racial stereotype. Shhh

  • Vanessa

    It was adjusted to 3.5. Great job Sleepy Hollow.

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