“Dancing With the Stars” premieres to 13.4 million viewers
Fox was neither sleepy nor hollow on Monday night.
The Monday night premieres for Fox were good enough to hand the network the top spot in ratings — and its new “Sleepy Hollow” was not just the highest-rated show in primetime but Fox’s highest-rated fall drama premiere in seven years.
Fox was first in ratings with a 2.8 rating/8 share in the advertiser-desired 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 8.8 million, according to preliminary numbers.
The “Bones” season 9 premiere earned a 2.2/7 and 7.5 million viewers at 8 p.m. At 9, the series premiere of “Sleepy Hollow” received a 3.4/9 and 10.1 million viewers.
For viewership, however, Fox had ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” — and local NFL preemptions — to contend with. ABC was second in ratings with a 2.6/7 and first in total viewers with 13.4 million. The numbers are somewhat inflated due to local NFL pre-emptions.
The premiere of “DWTS” at 8 earned a 3.2/9 and 16.2 million viewers, making it the most-watched program on the night.
CBS was third in ratings with a 1.9/5 and in total viewers with 3.4 million. After reruns, the “Under the Dome” season finale received a 2.8/8 and 11.8 million viewers.
NBC and Univision tied for fourth in ratings, each earning a 1.2/3. NBC was fourth in viewers with 3.4 million. Univision was fifth in viewers with 3.2 million.
For NBC, “Million Second Quiz” at 8 earned a 1.1/3 and 3.8 million viewers. At 9 “American Ninja Warrior” received a 1.6/4 and 4.2 million viewers. The “Siberia” season finale at 10 got a 0.8/2 and 2.2 million viewers.
Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/1 and in viewers with 1.2 million.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 602,000. Following a repeat, “Breaking Pointe” at 9 earned a 0.2/1 and 499,000 viewers.