Fox’s Sleepy Hollow opened Season 3 and christened its new Thursday time slot with 3.5 million total viewers and a 1.0 demo rating (per finals), down sharply from both its Season 2 opener (5.6 mil/2.0) and finale (4.4 mil/1.4), and easily hitting series lows.
Opening Fox’s night, Bones returned to 6.2 mil/1.4, down from its previous premiere (6.3 mil/1.6) but up from its
May June finale (5.1 mil/1.2).
TVLine readers gave both premieres an average grade of “A-.”
ABC | Grey’s Anatomy (8.6 mil/2.3) slipped 11 and 18 percent from last week’s opener, Scandal (9.1 mil/2.8) fell 12 and 15 percent, and HTGAWM (7.5 mil/2.3) was down 11 and 12 percent, hitting new series lows.
NBC | Heroes Reborn (5 mil/1.6) dropped 17 and 20 percent from its debut. The Blacklist returned to 7.8 mil/1.8 (and an “A-” grade), down 25 percent from last season’s Thursday premiere but up from its May finale (7.5 mil/1.6). And I was wrong about The Player (4.6 mil/1.0) faring better with Red in front, when in fact it slipped 17 percent in the demo.
CBS | Thursday Night Football (17.5 mil/6.1 across CBS/NFL Network) was up 11 percent.