Sleepy Hollow Going Strong, But Is Revolution In Trouble?

Posted by David Konow

It’s been a great year for genre TV, and as a long time horror fan, I’m especially ecstatic to see it making a big return to the small screen. In this regard, not only is the new series Sleepy Hollow a hit, it’s also officially the first hit show of the fall season.

The Hollywood Reporter tells us the show has already been renewed for a second season, and according to this report, “the series debuted as the network’s highest-rated drama premiere in six seasons.” As Kevin Reilly, the chairman of Fox Entertainment, told the Reporter, “The show has proven to be a risk well worth taking – it’s a conceptual blast unlike anything else on television and it all holds together with inventive writing and a fantastic cast.”
 
While Sleepy Hollow has been going like gangbusters so far, one of the big breakout hits of this year, Revolution, may be having ratings trouble. After a hiatus, Revolution returned to the air on September 25, and according to Entertainment Weekly, a move to Wednesday night may not have been the right move to make. 
 
When Revolution came back on the 25th, it went down a whopping 56% from its series premiere. The show got beat out by The X Factor, and the old CBS standby Survivor. Revolution proved to be one of the first breakout hits of the year, and having a lead-in from The Voice definitely helped it in the ratings game. Whether it needs another strong lead-in show to stay alive still remains to be seen.