Ratings: ‘Bones,’ ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Crossover Boosts Fox Ratings by 20 Percent

“How to Get Away With Murder” slips to series low

(Patrick McElhenney/FOX)

Trick-or-treat: Fox’s “Bones”-“Sleepy Hollow” crossover boosted its Thursday night ratings by 20 percent versus last week.

Fox finished in third overall, one spot higher than it ordinarily does on the evening. NBC settled for fourth.

Meanwhile, second-place ABC’s “How to Get Away With Murder” slipped to a series low. “Scandal” was down too, but it didn’t help that “Grey’s Anatomy” was off to make room for the airing of Halloween tradition, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.”

Naturally, CBS took the night thanks to its NFL game.

CBS was first in ratings with a 4.1 rating/14 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 12,8 million, according to preliminary numbers. The pregame show at 8 p.m. earned a 2.7/10 and 10 million viewers. The Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots scored a 4.4/14 and 13.3 million viewers. The blowout win by the home team was down from last week’s game.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.9/6 and in viewers with 6.9 million. Following the Peanuts rerun, “Scandal” had a 2.3/7 and 7.8 million viewers at 9. At 10, “How to Get Away With Murder” dropped to a 1.8/6 and 6.3 million viewers.

Fox was third in ratings with a 1.2/4 and in viewers with 5.5 million. “Bones” at 8 got a 1.3/5 and 6.4 million viewers. “Sleepy Hollow” rose to a 1.1/3 — up 38 percent from last week — and 4.6 million viewers. That total audience number was up a whopping 57 percent from last Thursday, thanks to the “Bones” crowd sticking around later.

NBC was fourth in ratings with a 1.1/4 and in viewers with 4.9 million. “Heroes: Reborn” at 8 had a 1.0/4 and 3.9 million viewers. “Blacklist” at 9 got a 1.5/5 and 6.9 million viewers. “The Player” at 10 received a 0.7/2 and 3.9 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 2.3 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.7 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.2 million. “Vampire Diaries” at 8 had a 0.5/2 and 1.2 million viewers. “The Originals” at 9 got a 0.4/1 and 1.1 million viewers.