Here's What We Learned From the First Week of the New TV Season

NBC has already given This Is Us a full-season order

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The first week of the 2016-17 television season is in the books, and it's been a mixed bag for the broadcast networks so far. While a few shows had big launches—This Is Us, which Tuesday night became the first freshman series to be picked up for a full season, and Designated Survivor are shaping up to be the freshman hits buyers were hoping they would be—there's already one out-and-out disaster, and two networks already seem to be in free fall.

Here are some early observations from the first week of ratings.



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