The first week of the 2015-2016 TV season is in the books. And while there are still several new shows debuting in the next few weeks (Fox premieres its two new comedies, Grandfathered and The Grinder, tonight), we already have a good snapshot of how this season is shaping up, which new shows already seem likely to receive full-season pickups and which seem destined for early exits.
NBC’s Sunday Night Football
In the last four TV seasons, three different networks have won the top spot among adults ages 18 to 49. But during the same period, just one broadcast program has ranked No.
NBC's comeback effort continues to draw dividends, as the network is on pace to win its first November sweeps in nine seasons.
While the Nielsen ratings for the first two weeks of the new broadcast season likely left a few network executives scrambling to get their Xanax refilled, the advertising marketplace itself appears to be holding up. But analysts are concerned that a soft fourth-quarter scatter market and the general lack of enthusiasm for freshman shows could augur a long, cold winter.