'Sleepy Hollow''s season finale tops 'Blacklist'
Fox's time-shifting drama beats NBC's thriller for the first time
‘Sleepy Hollow’’s season finale tops ‘Blacklist’
That two-hour finale of Sleepy Hollow on Monday night was crazy. Captain Irving got off light, and he was carted off to jail after confessing to two murders. Everyone else was really in deep trouble. Could you even believe who the Sin Eater Henry Parrish (John Noble) turned out to be? And then the other thing he turned out to be? Holy garbanzos!
It was such a wild, twisty episode and a great way to send season one off a cliff that we’re really going to miss this madhouse mashup.
You know who won’t miss Ichabod Crane at all? Red Reddington. That’s the international figure of intrigue played by James Spader in NBC’s The Blacklist. The two shows aren't direct time slot competitors (because Fox doesn’t program past ten). But the ratings for Sleepy Hollow were higher than The Blacklist's for the first time since these two Monday series launched in the fall.Icky and friends rose 5 percent among the 18-49 year-old adult viewership to finish with a 2.4 rating. That was good enough to eclipse Red’s rowdies who finished down 8 percent from last week with a 2.3 rating, an all-time low for the show.
Of course Sue Sylvester is partly to blame. NBC double pumped its Hollywood Game Night, hosted by Jane Lynch, as a lead-in to The Blacklist and that was ratings poison.