'Sleepy Hollow' Delivers FOX's Highest-Rated Fall Premiere in 12 Years and Highest-Rated Scripted Program of the Week

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September 25th, 2013

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SLEEPY HOLLOW” DELIVERS
FOX’S HIGHEST-RATED FALL PREMIERE IN 12 YEARS AND
HIGHEST-RATED SCRIPTED PROGRAM OF THE WEEK

New Girl Premiere Delivers Its’ Highest-Ratings In A Year And A Half

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE Grows +18% Over Lead-In

DADS Outperforms Last Year’s Time Period Premiere by +29%

The Mindy Project Out-Delivers Its Finale By +46%
FOX’s week was propelled by strong premieres of SLEEPY HOLLOW, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, DADS and the return of BONES, New Girl and The Mindy Project.

On Monday, the debut of SLEEPY HOLLOW (3.5/9) dominated its time period and grew +133% from last year's premiere of “Mob Doctor” in the time period among Adults 18-49 (9/17/12, 1.5/4). SLEEPY HOLLOW was FOX’s highest-rated Fall drama premiere in seven years (since 9/5/06) and was the highest-rated drama premiere on any broadcast network in one year (since Revolution on 9/17/12 with “The Voice” lead-in, 4.1/11; it also beat “Under The Dome,” 3.3/9 on 6/24/13).  In L + 3 day, SLEEPY HOLLOW (5.0/13) is FOX’s highest-rated Fall drama premiere among Adults 18-49 in 12 years (since ‘24’, 5.4/13 on 11/6/01). Its +1.5 rating gain in L+3 over L+SD surpassed any new series premiere last season (high was Revolution with a +1.4 rating gain).

On Tuesday, FOX dominated the night and ranked No. 1 for the night among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34, with New Girl ranking as the night’s highest-rated program among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34, followed by BROOKLYN NINE-NINE.  This marks FOX’s highest-rated Tuesday night with entertainment programming since 3/5/13.

The series premiere of DADS (2.2/8) increased +29% from last year's premiere of Raising Hope in the time period in Adults 18-49 (10/2/12, 1.7/5). Building +18% over its lead-in, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (2.6/8) was up +24% from last year's premiere of BEN & KATE in the time period among Adults 18-49 (9/25/12, 2.1/6).  BROOKLYN NINE-NINE was also up +8% from last year's MINDY PROJECT debut in Adults 18-49 (9/25/12, 2.4/6).

Starting its third season, New Girl (2.9/8) grew +4% from last year's premiere in Adults 18-49 (9/25/12, 2.8/8).  New Girl improved +38% over last season’s finale and prior season average among Adults 18-49 (vs. 2.1/6 for each). NEW GIRL delivered its highest-rating in a year and a half (since 3/6/12).

At 9:30p, The Mindy Project’s premiere (1.9/5) was up +46% from last year’s season finale in Adults 18-49 (5/14/13, 1.3/4). Compared to last year’s season average, The Mindy Project improved +27% in Adults 18-49 (1.5/4). The Mindy Project earned its highest rating since February (2/5/13).

FOX ranked No. 2 for the week among Adults 18-34 and No. 3 among Adults 18-49.

FOX had:

·         8 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-49: SLEEPY HOLLOW (No. 3), NEW GIRL (No. 5), BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (No. 7), BONES (No. 12), DADS (No. 13 tie), The X Factor-Wed. (No. 13 tie), The X Factor-Thu. (No. 17), and THE MINDY PROJECT (No. 18).

·         10 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-34: NEW GIRL (No. 3), SLEEPY HOLLOW (No. 4), BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (No. 6), THE MINDY PROJECT (No. 7), BONES (No. 8), The X Factor-Wed. (No. 13 tie), DADS (No. 13 tie), The X Factor-Thu. (No. 15), THE Simpsons Encore (No. 18), and Family Guy Encore (No. 19).

·         9 of the Top 20 programs among Teens: THE X FACTOR-Wed. (No. 5), THE X FACTOR-Thu. (No. 10 tie), NEW GIRL (No. 10 tie), SLEEPY HOLLOW (No. 10 tie), Family Guy Encore (No. 14), BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (No. 17), BOB’S Burgers Encore (No. 19 tie), DADS (No. 19 tie), and THE Simpsons Encore (No. 19 tie).

·         3 of the Top 20 programs among Total Viewers: SLEEPY HOLLOW (No. 8), BONES (No. 13), and THE X FACTOR-Wed. (No. 20).

 
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