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Indiewire By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act September 17, 2013 at 12:20PM

I'm still waiting for the official press release from FOX, but, courtesy of Nielsen ratings, I can tell you that the network took home the adults 18-49 crown last night (Monday) with the return of Bones (7.526 million viewers), followed by the much-anticipated debut of Sleepy Hollow, the Nicole Beharie/Orlando Jones suspense-drama, which drew an astounding 10.046 million viewers, and a 3.4 rating, making it the #1 primetime drama last night in the adults 18-49 demo, as well as FOX's highest rated fall drama premiere in 6 years, and on any broadcast network in one year, knocking off NBC's Revolution from that slot.
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I'm still waiting for the official press release from FOX, but, courtesy of Nielsen ratings, I can tell you that the network took home the adults 18-49 crown last night (Monday) with the return of Bones (7.526 million viewers), followed by the much-anticipated debut of Sleepy Hollow, the Nicole Beharie/Orlando Jones suspense-drama, which drew an astounding 10.046 million viewers, and a 3.4 rating, making it the #1 primetime drama last night in the adults 18-49 demo, as well as FOX's highest rated fall drama premiere in 6 years, and on any broadcast network in one year, knocking off NBC's Revolution from that slot.

I'd caution however that, while these are certainly numbers to be excited about, premieres of TV shows tend to rate fairly highly, if only because that's often when most tune in for the first time, and then decide if they like what they see, and whether they'll return. So, the 10 million viewers figure, and 3.4 rating could certainly drop in coming weeks; or, they could go even higher, if the series retains much of its debut audience, and is able to attract new viewers, based on strong word of mouth.

So let's see how the series rides in the next few weeks. 

Read my thoughts on episode 1, and share yours HERE.

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