TV Ratings Report: Designated Survivor Takes A Hit

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Designated Survivor might not be the big hit ABC hoped it would be. 

ABC: The Goldbergs (6.5 million/1.9 rating), Speechless (6.4 million/1.8 rating), Modern Family (7.3 million/2.3 rating), Black-ish (5.6 million/1.6 rating) and Designated Survivor (7.9 million/1.8 rating) slipped from their premieres. 

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Fox: Lethal Weapon (7.1 million/1.9 rating) and Empire (9.6 million/3.6 rating) eased off from their solid premieres. 

CBS: Survivor (9.1 million/2.1 rating) was down from last week, while Criminal Minds (8.9 million/1.8 rating) and Code Black (6.4 million/1.2 rating) slipped from their year ago premieres. 

NBC: Blindspot (5.6 million/1.2 rating), Law & Order: SVU (6.1 million/1.5 rating) and Chicago PD (6.1 million/1.5 rating) slipped. 

The CW: Penn & Teller Fool Us (1.6 million/0.4 rating) and Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1.5 million/0.4 rating) were on par with last week. 

Paul Dailly is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.