There’s no denying that Sleepy Hollow – which has already earned a second season renewal – has been a hit for Fox in the United States, and now, overnight ratings have revealed, the series is also a hit for UK broadcaster Universal Channel.
Last night’s UK series premiere of Sleepy Hollow pulled in an overnight audience of just under 0.4 million viewers. With those figures the series not only outperformed the channel’s 12 month slot-average of 74K viewers by more than 400% but became the most watched series on Pay TV last night. It is also worth noting that Sleepy Hollow outperformed other recent series debuts on Universal including Major Crimes, Bates Motel and Graceland and is Universal’s highest overnight audience in 8 years, with consolidated ratings expected to increase these figures quite substantially.
Written by Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci, Sleepy Hollow is based on The Legend of the Sleepy Hollow and follows Ichabod Crane as he partners with Sleepy Hollow’s local female sheriff to solve the mysteries of a town ravaged by the battle between good and evil. The drama series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television & K/O Paper Products and stars Tom Mison, John Chu, Orlando Jones, Katia Winter and Nicole Beharie.