S.H.I.E.L.D. slips, Hollow gets good news + 37 other genre shows

We've got even more premieres this week, but Sleepy Hollow wound up the big winner.

After winning its timeslot for the third straight week, the supernatural drama got a very early renewal from Fox, keeping it on TV for at least another year. Meanwhile, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. took a drop in its second week, The Originals premiered a little soft, The Big Bang Theory kept dominating and Witches of East End premiered. 

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


MONDAY, September 30

Sleepy Hollow (FOX) 7.97 million viewers/3.0/8 share

Sleepy Hollow took another dip in week three but still won its timeslot and put up numbers impressive enough to earn it an early renewal from Fox. So if you're a fan, look forward to a second season.

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

Under the Dome (CBS) — Returns 2014

Warehouse 13 (Syfy) — Returns 2014


TUESDAY, October 1

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) 8.66 million viewers/3.3/10 share

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. took a large drop in week two, losing about a third of its week-one audience. The numbers were still pretty solid, though, and people who catch up later in the week will likely give it another boost. We'll see how week three goes. 

Person of Interest (CBS) 12.44 million viewers/2.3/6 share (Sept. 24) and 12.35 million viewers/2.1/6 share (Oct. 1)

Person of Interest returned to numbers that were strong, but still not on par with either last season's premiere or finale. It's not anywhere near trouble right now, but we'll see if the slip continues. 

Shows on Hiatus

Supernatural (CW) — Returns October 8


WEDNESDAY, October 2

Revolution (NBC) 5.46 million viewers/1.6/5 share

Revolution tied its lowest rating score with the season premiere, and in its second week back it slipped to a new low. We'll see if a boost is in its future, or if we're facing something more dire.

Shows on Hiatus

American Horror Story (FX) — Returns October 9

Arrow (CW) — Returns October 9


THURSDAY, October 3

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 18.22 million viewers/5.2/17 share

The Big Bang Theory slipped in its second week back, but it still dominated Thursday night.

Elementary (CBS) 9.38 million viewers/2.0/6 share

Elementary slipped a little bit in its second week but still put up strong numbers. No worries for this show at the moment.

The Vampire Diaries (CW) 2.59 million viewers/1.2/4 share

The Vampire Diaries returned for another season with numbers significantly lower than last year's premiere. It's still one of the strongest shows The CW has, but it's starting to lose some steam.

The Originals (CW) 2.21 million viewers/1.0/3 share

The Vampire Diaries spinoff premiered to numbers that aren't bad for The CW, but aren't stellar when you compare them to past premieres of The Vampire Diaries and last year's series debut of Arrow. These numbers were lower than last season's finale of Supernatural, a show that's been around for quite a while, so retention is very, very important here. We'll see how week two goes.

DreamWorks' Dragons: Defenders of Berk (TOON) 1.09 million viewers/0.2

Dragons took a drop in its second week, but it's still doing relatively well for a Cartoon Network show in prime time.

Shows on Hiatus

Archer (FX) — Returns 2014

Hannibal (NBC) — Returns 2014

Saving Hope (NBC) — Returns Unknown

Wilfred (FX) — Returns Unknown


FRIDAY, October 4

Haven (Syfy) 1.48 million viewers/0.4

Haven took a slight dip this week but still put up decent numbers. 

The Neighbors (ABC) 4.14 million viewers/1.0/4 share

The Neighbors got a slight boost in viewers this week, but it's still maintaining a series low in the key demo. There's time to rebound, though.

Shows On Hiatus

Continuum (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Da Vinci's Demons (Starz) — Returns 2014

Grimm (NBC) — Returns October 25


SATURDAY, October 5

Shows on Hiatus

Doctor Who (BBC) -- Returns November 23

Orphan Black (BBC) -- Returns April 2014

In The Flesh (BBC) — Returns Spring 2014


SUNDAY, October 6

Once Upon a Time (ABC) 8.00 million viewers/2.6/7 share

Once Upon a Time dropped a few viewers this week, but its numbers are still stronger than much of the latter half of last season.

Witches of East End (Lifetime) 1.92 million viewers/0.7

Lifetime's new supernatural series had a decent Sunday night cable debut, but Sunday night cable is about to be shaken up by the return of The Walking Dead, so we'll see how week two goes.

Shows on Hiatus

Falling Skies (TNT) — Returns 2014

Game of Thrones (HBO) — Returns Spring 2014

True Blood (HBO) — Returns 2014

The Walking Dead (AMC) — Returns October 13

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