2016 Fall Premiere Week: Hits & Misses

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Premiere week is the week in which most of the Fall shows debut. 

This year, it seems like there are a lot more success stories than last year.

The new fall shows have been welcomed with open arms for the most part. 

The issues appear to be surrounding the returning series. 

We've compiled a list of the hits & misses from premiere week. 

1. Hit: This Is Us

Hit: This Is Us
NBC's new drama was met with rave reviews and very strong ratings. The twist about how all of the characters were linked has the potential to send the ratings higher in Week 2.

2. Miss: Rosewood

Miss: Rosewood
Moving out of its pre-Empire slot, Rosewood took a huge hit. It registered series lows across the board. Will it even make it on the Winter schedule?

3. Hit: Grey's Anatomy

Hit: Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy remained as resilient as ever with the Season 13 premiere. It's hard to believe the show has been on for that long. The show premiered to its best ratings in 11 months. Will this show ever end?

4. Miss: Notorious

Miss: Notorious
Notorious lost half of its Grey's Anatomy lead-in. That does not bode well for a show that's holding the fort until Scandal returns. The reviews weren't great, either.

5. Hit: Designated Survivor

Hit: Designated Survivor
Having a cast that boasts the likes of Kiefer Sutherland and Maggie Q can only mean good things for ratings. With live+3 ratings, Designated Survivor stands tall at 15.3 million viewers. Yikes.

6. Miss: Pitch

Miss: Pitch
Fox's baseball drama failed to gain much traction out of Rosewood. Will the acclaimed series be able to buck the trend and soar in the ratings? Not likely.

7. Hit: MacGyver

Hit: MacGyver
Who knew that the poorly reviewed MacGyver would turn in the highest ratings in 11 years in the Friday 8PM slot for CBS? No one. It's a hit!

8. Miss: Scream Queens

Miss: Scream Queens
Scream Queens struggled in the ratings in Season 1, but Season 2 is poised to do much worse based on the premiere results. Will Fox settle for just over 2 million live viewers? Probably not.

9. Hit: Empire

Hit: Empire
Empire may be down but it's far from out. The musical drama is still the highest rated scripted broadcast series.

10. Miss: Once Upon a Time

Miss: Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time failed to reverse the ratings decline that started 18 months ago. Sadly, Once Upon a Time fanatics, the fantasy series will probably be ending this season. Say it ain't so!

11. Hit: NCIS: Los Angeles

Hit: NCIS: Los Angeles
Moving to a new night, NCIS: Los Angeles managed to defy the odds and add some viewers... on a Sunday night!

12. Miss: Quantico

Miss: Quantico
This conspiracy drama failed to capture the magic of the series premiere and turned in a mediocre episode that was one of the worst rated. Viewers are already over this Priyanka Chopra fronted snooze fest.

13. Hit: The Good Place

Hit: The Good Place
The premiere ratings for this Kristen Belle comedy series were stellar. Numbers eased off later in the week, but it helped NBC strengthen the slot.

14. Miss: How to Get Away with Murder

Miss: How to Get Away with Murder
How to Get Away with Murder shed 50% in the 18-49 demo as opposed to last season's debut. That's a worrying drop, but The Catch got renewed with lower ratings, so there's hope.

15. Hit: Bull

Hit: Bull
Bull managed to hold all of the lead-in from NCIS. That's no easy task, considering it's the most watched show on broadcast television.

16. Loser: Dr. Ken

Loser: Dr. Ken
ABC's laugh challenged comedy returned for Season 2 with series lows. ABC would be wise to cut their ties with the series as soon as possible.

17. Hit: Lethal Weapon

Hit: Lethal Weapon
The pre-Empire slot was good to Lethal Weapon. Over 7 million viewers and a 2.2 rating for Fox is a win!

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