7 Winners & Losers of the Fall TV Season So Far (PHOTOS)
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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 Fox musical drama’s final season kicked off inauspiciously, hitting series low in both the 18-to-49 demo and in the total viewership.
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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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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.
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.
Find out the highest-rated and most-watched new and returning network shows.
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.