Back when it debuted, it looked like FOX might have a hit with Sleepy Hollow. It had a strong debut but the ratings got worse and worse over the course of its first two seasons. In the spring, network execs renewed it for a third season, despite the fact that the ratings were down about 40% year-to-year. They then scheduled it on Thursday nights, a notoriously competitive evening for television. Could the numbers possibly rise this season or will they drop lower? Does FOX care anymore? (Do viewers?) Cancelled or renewed for a fourth season? Stay tuned.
A supernatural police drama, Sleepy Hollow follows Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), a patriot who was killed 230 years ago. He finds himself resurrected in modern-day and partners with a female police lieutenant (Nicole Beharie). The cast also includes Lyndie Greenwood, Shannyn Sossamon, Nikki Reed, Lance Gross, and Zach Appelman.
The ratings are typically the best sign of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
4/8 update: After the third season finale shocker, do you think this show should be renewed for a fourth season?
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For comparisons: The second season of Sleepy Hollow averaged a 1.55 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.57 million total viewers.
Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple of days later.
What do you think? Do you still like the Sleepy Hollow TV show? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?