Fox’s Sleepy Hollow had a solid finish to its breakout first season. The supernatural drama drew a 2.3 rating in adults 18-49 for its two-hour season finale, up a tenth from last week and a two-month high. It delivered a nightly win for Fox in the demo and tied fellow freshman standout, NBC’s The Blacklist, for the first time. (The 9 PM episode of Sleepy Hollow, which logged a 2.4, actually edged The Blacklist.) In its second airing without a Voice lead-in, The Blacklist (2.3) slipped another 8% to a new series low. It still won the 10 PM hour. NBC’s alternative comedy series Hollywood Game Night did OK with back-to-back episodes, drawing a 1.3 at 8 PM — even with the July series premiere and up 30% from the special airing on Christmas eve — and a 1.5 at 9 PM, a series high.
The weekend controversy over The Bachelor star’s Juan Pablo Galavis’ comments on gays continue to have little impact on the show’s ratings. After The Bachelor special on Sunday matched its rating the previous week, last night’s regular episode of The Bachelor, the first since the controversy, drew a 2.3 rating in 18-49, even with its final last week and up a tenth from the fast national. Castle (2.0) was up a tenth.
CBS’ How I Met Your Mother (3.0) and 2 Broke Girls (2.7) were even with last week and the top-rated programs of the night in 18-49, while Mike & Molly (2.1) and Mom (1.9) slipped, by 13% and 14%, respectively. Intelligence (1.1) is staying low, even with the fast national for its time period debut last Monday and down a tenth from the final. On The CW, Beauty And The Beast caught up with garnering a 0.4 adults after Hart Of Dixie slipped a tenth and Beauty & the Beast rose a tenth from last week. However, the CW was preempted in the No.3 TV market, Chicago, for a Lakers-Bulls basketball game, so those numbers will likely undergo adjustments.
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