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Sleepy Hollow: Cancel or Keep the New FOX Series?

Sleepy Hollow: cancel or keep?A couple weeks ago, FOX unveiled their first new TV series of the season, Sleepy Hollow. Is this one worth keeping or should it be cancelled instead?

Sleepy Hollow follows the Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), a patriot from colonial times who wakes up in the present. He partners with a female African-American sheriff (Nicole Beharie) and together, they try to stop the Headless Horseman and other dark supernatural forces. Others in the cast include Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, John Cho, and Richard Cetrone.

The show premiered on September 16th to a very healthy 3.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 10.10 million total viewers. Not only did the debut win its timeslot but it also had the best demo rating of the night.

In week two, the numbers fell by 11-15% to a 3.1 in the demo and 8.59 million. This wasn’t too bad for a second week. Most new shows fall that much or more and Sleepy Hollow was now airing opposite much tougher competition like 2 Broke Girls, The Voice and Dancing with the Stars.

Last night, the third episode fell again — but not by much — and garnered a 3.0 rating with 7.97 million viewers.

Sleepy Hollow is currently FOX’s highest-rated series by far, averaging a 3.2 in the demo with 8.89 million. If the ratings level off (or rise) then the network has a hit.

Unless the ratings start falling quickly, I expect FOX to give the series a full season order in the next couple weeks. If the ratings continue to be positive, a second season is a lock.

But, what do you think? Do you like Sleepy Hollow? Are you still watching? Cancel or keep it?

 

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Anonymous June 13, 2014 at 12:06 am

KEEP IT PLEASE. TOO MANY OF YOUR SHOWS GO AWAY.i will stop watching nbc soon at this rate. I love revolution believe and sleepy hollow. I like to taken away from the normalcy of life when I watch tv.. Geez Louise…

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Erma Rosier February 14, 2014 at 8:36 pm

I am very disappointed you discontinued SLEEPY HOLLOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I WANTED TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPEN AND WAS VERY UPSET WHEN I FOUND OUT WHAT YOU DID. NOW WE HAVE TO WATCH THIS STUPID OTHER SHOW.

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Jeffrey February 15, 2014 at 1:57 am

“Sleepy Hollow” was NOT “discontinued”… Season 1 had 13 episodes, which wrapped up last month… Season 2 starts in the fall!!!

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Dennis January 15, 2014 at 5:39 am

The season finale is next Monday and I sincerely hope this fantastic show will be RENEWED for many more seasons! I always knew the story of the Headless Horseman but it never hit home exactly what it was all about till I started watching Sleepy Hollow! FOX is FINALLY coming up with some decent shows other than the ridiculous so called comedies they have on. KEEP Sleepy Hollow FOX and you will have a faithful viewer of the series!!!!

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Linda Hayes December 16, 2013 at 10:51 am

I love this show, and it has such great potential…I hope they do not cancel it…
I fear that it is doomed because of the time slot and the and the stop/start strategy that Fox has imposed…I hate it when networks do that…I get the stopping during the holiday season…but overall it their scheduling strategy sucks…For all networks…

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