sleepy hollow series premiere ratings TV ratings: 'Sleepy Hollow' starts strong for FOX Monday, 'Dancing With the Stars' up tooFast National ratings for Monday, Sept. 16, 2013

The first new network series of the 2013-14 season got off to a good start Monday: FOX’s “Sleepy Hollow” tied for the lead among adults 18-49 in its hour and helped the network capture the demographic crown for the night. “Sleepy Hollow” was way up over FOX’s “Mob Doctor” premiere in the same spot last year and even bested last spring’s premiere of “The Following.”

Also Monday, “Dancing With the Stars” kicked off Season 17 to a bigger audience than last fall’s all-star season and better 18-49 numbers than either of last season’s cycles. (Those numbers may change a bit in the final nationals as the network’s Pittsburgh affiliate carried the “Monday Night Football” telecast.) The “Bones” season premiere was in line with its start a year ago for FOX, and CBS’ “Under the Dome” was up in its season finale.

ABC scored 13.4 million viewers and an 8.6 rating/13 share in households for the night, leading second-place FOX (8.8 million, 5.4/8) by a wide margin. CBS (7.2 million, 4.6/7) came in third. NBC was a fairly distant fourth with 3.4 million viewers and a 2.1/3, and The CW (602,000, 0.4/1) trailed.

FOX led the 18-49 demographic with a 2.8 rating, beating out ABC’s 2.6. CBS finished third with a 1.9, followed by NBC, 1.2, and The CW, 0.2.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” season premiere (15.6 million viewers, 10.0/16 households)
FOX: “Bones” season premiere (7.5 million, 4.7/7)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” rerun (4.3 million, 2.8/4)/”2 Broke Girls” rerun (4.4 million, 2.8/4)
NBC: “The Million Second Quiz” (3.75 million, 2.5/4)
The CW: “Hart of Dixie” rerun (706,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: “Dancing With the Stars” (3.0)

9 p.m.

ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” season premiere (16.8 million, 10.7/16)
FOX: “Sleepy Hollow” series premiere (10.05 million, 6.0/9)
CBS: “2 Broke Girls” rerun (5 million, 3.3/5)/”The Big Bang Theory” rerun (6.1 million, 4.0/6)
NBC: “American Ninja Warrior” (4.2 million, 2.5/4)
The CW: “Breaking Pointe” (499,000, 0.3/1)

18-49 leader: “Dancing With the Stars” and “Sleepy Hollow” tied at 3.4

10 p.m.

CBS: “Under the Dome” season finale (11.8 million, 7.3/12)
ABC: “Castle” rerun (7.7 million, 5.2/9)
NBC: “Siberia” finale (2.2 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader: “Under the Dome” (2.8)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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Posted by:Rick Porter