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We're at midseason, so it's time for a look at how well my crystal ball has been working this year...
I picked 3 Big Hits:
Designated Survivor - It's not a smash hit, but it is doing well for ABC. It's their second highest rated new show (behind Speechless), and their #8 show overall.
Kevin Can Wait - It's the #3 show on CBS, although it's hard to tell how much of that is due to the strong lead-in from Big Bang Theory.
This is Us - It's by far the highest rated new show on any network, and it's the #1 show on NBC (even ahead of The Voice.) The very definition of a Big Hit.
These were my picks for Minor Hits:
Bull - It's just behind Kevin Can Wait as the #4 show on CBS. It's a hit.
The Great Indoors - It's just behind Bull as the #5 show on CBS. Another hit.
Notorious - I thought it would fit right in between Grey's Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder. I was wrong. Cancelled.
Pure Genius - Not much better than Notorious. Cancelled.
Son of Zorn - A modest hit for FOX.
Speechless - It's the #1 new show on ABC, and their #4 show overall. A hit.
Timeless - A so-so performer for NBC. Chances of a second season are slim.
These were my picks for Just Misses:
Conviction - It missed. By a lot. Cancelled.
Frequency - Ratings are bad, even by The CW's standards, but that's not necessarily a guarantee of cancellation. We'll have to wait and see.
The Good Place - It's a modest hit for NBC, their #4 show overall.
Lethal Weapon - Doing well for FOX.
MacGyver - It lags just behind Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods. A pretty good Friday night performer.
Man with a Plan - Not a big hit, but probably doing well enough to get a second season.
No Tomorrow - Even lower rated than Frequency, but again we'll have to wait and see what The CW does.
And here were my picks for Big Flops:
American Housewife - I thought it would be an anchor, sinking in between The Middle and Fresh Off the Boat. It has actually proved to be a nice fit. Whoops!
The Exorcist - The second lowest rated show on FOX. Ratings were bad, even for Friday night. It's a goner.
Pitch - Ratings were almost as bad as The Exorcist, but it aired on Thursday where expectations are higher. All 10 episodes have aired, and I can't imagine it will be back.
Considering the changing TV landscape, you did pretty well. Overall you still do better than the networks, who shouldn't have any flops at all.
It seems this is your best year yet for picking. Isn't it? Anyway its very good.