Ratings: Talking ‘Sleepy Hollow’ season 3 and very little else

Friday night was hardly the most eventful one in the history of television, and even when you look at the ratings, there’s really not too much at all to discuss. “Grimm” (0.9) and “Second Chance” (0.5) showed little movement week to week, and when you consider that the latter is almost sure to be canceled, there’s really not too much worthy of discussion there.

When it comes to “Sleepy Hollow,” however, we do think there are at least some subjects worthy of discussion when it comes to its ratings. The show drew a 0.6 in the 18-49 demographic for its latest all-new episode on Friday night, which does mark a pretty sharp decline of over 20% from its most-recent installment. As a whole, “decline” really is the name of the game when you are talking about this show. At this point, it’s known for making a wide variety of drops, and the biggest question you have to wonder here is “why” when you consider that at this point two years ago, this show was at least considered a modest hit for Fox.

Ultimately, much of it has to do with one thing above all else: The mishandling of season 2. When you are a cable show where there are lesser expectations in the ratings, sometimes it is easier to have a comeback. It’s really hard on network TV, since viewers often leave, and then very rarely come back for more. The misfires in the second season carried over in terms of viewership to the third, and while the show has improved this season, it hasn’t shaken the foundation enough to be called one of the greatest shows on TV.

With that, we unfortunately do have to say that it looks as though the odds of a “Sleepy Hollow” renewal are not extraordinarily high at the moment.

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