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Sleepy Hollow starts strong, Dome ends high + 34 other genre shows

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Sep 25, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT

Premiere season is upon us, and one new genre show is off to a very good start.

Sleepy Hollow premiered on Fox last Monday and manage to win the night in the key 18-49 demographic and pull in quite a few curious viewers. We'll see in the coming weeks how many of those viewers it can retain. Meanwhile, Under the Dome put up some very strong numbers in its season one finale, The Neighbors made a lackluster return, and Haven kept kicking on Syfy.

Also, you might have noticed that the number of shows on the list this week has dropped. That's because we cut out all the canceled and completed shows from last season to make room for this season's new shows. The more series premieres we get in the coming weeks, the higher that number will climb. Check back next week for coverage of even more brand new genre shows.

Check out the numbers and commentary below to see how your favorite shows are doing in Live + Same Day ratings.


MONDAY, September 16

Under the Dome (CBS) 12.10 million viewers/2.8/8 share

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Under the Dome wrapped up its first season with the second best viewership of its run so far, behind only the stellar series premiere, and some of the best ratings it's ever had. The show never had fewer than 9.7 million viewers this year, and the finale definitely proves it's got plenty of energy going into season two. 

Sleepy Hollow (FOX) 10.10 million viewers/3.5/9 share

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Fox's new supernatural drama had a great premiere last Monday, winning the night in terms of its key demo rating (though not in terms of total viewers). We'll see if it can hold on to all those young viewers going foward.

Shows on Hiatus

Bates Motel (A&E) — Returns 2014

Beauty and the Beast (CW) — Returns October 7

Being Human (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Defiance (Syfy) — Returns June 2014

Lost Girl (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Teen Wolf (MTV) — Returns January, 2014

Tron: Uprising (Disney XD) — Returns Unknown

Warehouse 13 (Syfy) — Returns 2014


TUESDAY, September 17

Shows on Hiatus

Person of Interest (CBS) — Returns September 24

Supernatural (CW) — Returns October 8


WEDNESDAY, September 18

Shows on Hiatus

American Horror Story (FX) — Returns October 9

Arrow (CW) — Returns October 9

Revolution (NBC) — Returns September 25


THURSDAY, September 19

DreamWorks' Dragons: Defenders of Berk (TOON) 1.77 million viewers/0.4

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The animated How to Train Your Dragon spinoff returned last Thursday to numbers that were comparable to last season's, but not last season's best moments. Both the premiere and the finale of season one managed more than two million viewers. We'll see if Dragons can do better in the weeks ahead.

Shows on Hiatus

Archer (FX) — Returns 2014

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) — Returns September 26

Elementary (CBS) — Returns September 26

Hannibal (NBC) — Returns 2014

Saving Hope (NBC) — Returns Unknown

The Vampire Diaries (CW) — Returns October 3

Wilfred (FX) — Returns Unknown


FRIDAY, September 20

Haven (Syfy) 1.36 million viewers/0.4

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Haven lost a few viewers after a solid premiere last week, but still held on to a good demo score. So far the numbers are still tracking a little lower than last year's, but only a little, and there's plenty of time to get a boost.

The Neighbors (ABC) 4.64 million viewers/1.2/4 share

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The alien-infused sitcom returned for its second season with numbers lower than any episode in season one put up, and with only about half the viewers of the season one premiere. That doesn't mean the show is doomed, but it's not a good way to start off, especially when you consider how many other shows will be offering stiffer competition as they premiere over the next few weeks. 

Shows On Hiatus

Continuum (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Da Vinci's Demons (Starz) — Returns 2014

Grimm (NBC) — Returns October 25


SATURDAY, September 14

Shows on Hiatus

Doctor Who (BBC) -- Returns November 23

Orphan Black (BBC) -- Returns April 2014

In The Flesh (BBC) — Returns Spring 2014


SUNDAY, September 15

Shows on Hiatus

Falling Skies (TNT) — Returns 2014

Game of Thrones (HBO) — Returns Spring 2014

Once Upon a Time (ABC) — Returns September 29

True Blood (HBO) — Returns 2014

The Walking Dead (AMC) — Returns October 13


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