7 Winners & Losers of the Fall TV Season So Far (PHOTOS)

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7 Winners and Losers of the Fall TV Season So Far
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Prodigal Son
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Winner: Prodigal Son

The Fox crime drama ranks as the #1 new series in the 18-to-49 demographic that’s so important to advertisers.

The Masked Singer
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Winner: The Masked Singer

The second season of Fox’s goofy reality competition scored demo ratings a more than a point above anything else airing on broadcast on September 25.

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Loser: Empire

The Fox musical drama’s final season kicked off inauspiciously, hitting series low in both the 18-to-49 demo and in the total viewership.

Sunday Night Football
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Winner: Thursday Night Football

Fox’s three-hour NFL block scored more than 12 million viewers on September 26. By comparison, its closest competition, CBS’ Young Sheldon, landed 8 million.

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Loser: Sunnyside

With a 0.4 rating in the demo and 1.8 million total viewers, this NBC sitcom earned the lowest series debut rating of the week.

The Rookie
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Winner: The Rookie

The September 29 second season debut of this ABC cop show gave the network its most-watched fall premiere on Sunday at 10 p.m. in four years.

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Winner: NBC

The Peacock Network ranked as premiere week’s #1 broadcast network in the demo for the eighth year in a row, but it also topped the week’s total viewership chart, ending CBS’ 10-year streak.

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The fall TV season is well underway, and the ratings news for the broadcast networks is… mixed.

On one hand, tried-and-true hits are coming back strong (see: The Voice, This Is Us). On the other, the networks’ new shows aren’t exactly getting gangbuster numbers.

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As Variety reports, none of the freshman series made “any significant impact on premiere week,” especially compared to last year’s debuts.

Click through the gallery above to read about premiere week’s wins and losses.