Yes, we are firmly now at that time where we have to make as many different excuses as possible for the wide array of programs that have suffered big drops … and we begin today with “Sleepy Hollow.”
The Tom Mison series started out low this season despite promising to change things up, but Thursday night it fell further on its way to a series-low 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic. Let’s make it clear that if that continues, there’s no chance we visit Sleepy Hollow again next fall. Thanks to the show having shorter seasons, it’s nowhere near the threshold needed for some shows to enter syndication. That would’ve been the only thing that could have saved it.
Meanwhile, the ratings were not exactly better elsewhere. “Heroes: Reborn” (1.1) and “The Player” (0.7) each also continued to decline, which we would attribute mostly to the two shows airing against MLB baseball and also a little bit of viewer fatigue.
Even the formidable Shonda Rhimes lineup on ABC is showing a little bit of wear and tear. “Scandal” won the night, but only with a 2.3 rating. “Grey’s Anatomy” was right behind with a 2.2, while “How to Get Away with Murder” was in third place with a 2.0. These three shows are still the cream of the Thursday-night crop, or at least are until we get to the point that “The Big Bang Theory” comes over and airs on Thursdays.
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