We are a few weeks into the fall TV season, now, and the only shows that have gotten the axe have been programs that aired over the summer rather than in the fall, such as Braindead. Still, there are some fall shows that are faring way better than others, and we've decided to compile a list of network TV's best and worst to give you a taste of which of your favorite shows are doing well and which aren't. Cable shows are a different beast and rely on different types of subscriptions, so for now we've kept this to the big 5 networks. Regardless, The Walking Dead returns this weekend, and we expect that series to be pretty dominant where ratings are concerned.
Please keep in mind that a few fall shows on other network channels have not premiered yet. To see what is still coming, check out our fall TV premiere schedule.
Winners: Grey's Anatomy. We can't express how well this show does despite the fact that most original members of the cast have left and despite the fact the show has been on for more than a decade. It doesn't just do well for being old, it also has been crushing all of the other Shonda Rhimes ShondaLand shows that air on Thursday nights in the ratings. ABC's Wednesday night comedy block has also been a solid, with The Goldbergs, Modern Family and black-ish dominating. Newcomer Speechless has also been a surprise winner for the network. If you haven't watched the charmer, I'd give it a shot.
Losers: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. hit a series low in its most recent outing and we have to say that 10 p.m. timeslot has not been kind on the series. Quantico has also faltered in its second season, also hitting a series low this past weekend and pulling in only a .8 rating and 3 million total viewers. Even regularly solid performer Shark Tank has dropped in the ratings this season, affecting shows like Dr. Ken, although the Friday night situation is not dire, yet.
Of the other new TV offerings, Notorious and Conviction have worn out their welcome with audiences already. Conviction has done decently in total viewers but the Hayley Atwell starrer has only been averaging a .85 rating in the 18-49 demo. Notorious is in about the same boat.