Universal Channel’s new breakout hit Sleepy Hollow shows no signs of slowing down, while the second season premiere of The Paradise also added an impressive number of viewers with seven days of consolidation.
The second episode of Sleepy Hollow‘s 13 episode first season pulled in an audience of 0.794 million viewers. The figures, which dwarfed Universal Channel’s Wednesday night 9pm slot average of 74K viewers, are up by 0.12 million viewers or 18% on the 0.674 million viewers that tuned into the series premiere on October 9th. Though the figures are skewed as we are only two episodes into the series, season-to-date Sleepy Hollow is averaging a consolidated audience of 0.73 million viewers, dwarfing the likes of Major Crimes, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Bates Motel to rank as Universal Channel’s highest rated series.
Over on BBC One, the second season opener of the channel’s period drama The Paradise pulled in a consolidated audience of 6 million viewers. That is an increase of 0.8 million viewers or 15% on the initial overnight of 5.2 million viewers. Those figures are down by 0.6 million viewers or 10% on the 6.6 million viewers who watched the series premiere of The Paradise back in September 2012, but up by 0.2 million viewers or 3% on the 5.8 million viewers that tuned into the season one finale in November 2012.