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2016 Fall TV Popularity Contest: And the Winner Is...

See which new show is TVGuide.com users' favorite

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ABC's Designated Survivor is the winner of TVGuide.com's Fall TV Popularity Contest!

Kiefer Sutherland's political thriller nabbed a massive 81 percent approval rating from our users. The series, which has already been picked up for a full season, follows in the footsteps of previous Popularity Contest winners Revenge, Arrow, Sleepy Hollow, Gotham and Blindspot, all of which have gotten at least a second season.
This is hardly shocking: Designated Survivor was also your most anticipated new fall show, based on your Watchlist adds.

Coming in second place with 72 percent is NBC's triple-hanky tear-jerker This Is Us. NBC's Timeless is right behind in third place with 68 percent. Fox's Lethal Weapon finished in fourth place with 62 percent, followed by CBS' Bull (61 percent). All four have earned full-season pickups as well.

TV ratings survival guide: How the new shows are doing

On the other end of the spectrum, Fox's Son of Zorn has the dubious honor of being the most disliked new show, getting 85 percent negative votes. Also receiving negative votes were Fox's The Exorcist (74 percent), No Tomorrow (74 percent), The Great Indoors (72 percent) and Man with a Plan (65 percent). Of these five, The Great Indoors and Man with a Plan have been picked up for full seasons, while the fates of the others have yet to be determined.

Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us; Abigail Spencer, Timeless; Kiefer Sutherland, Designated Survivor

Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us; Abigail Spencer, Timeless; Kiefer Sutherland, Designated Survivor

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So far, only two new shows have been effectively canceled: ABC's Notorious, which had its episode order trimmed, and Conviction, which did not get an order for additional episodes. Both shows landed in the middle of the pack among our users, with 46 percent liking Notorious and 54 percent liking Conviction.

Check out the full rankings below. What do you think of the results? Did our users get it right?

1. Designated Survivor (ABC)
2. This Is Us (NBC)
3. Timeless (NBC)
4. Lethal Weapon (Fox)
5. Bull (CBS)
6. The Good Place (NBC)
7. Speechless (ABC) (tie)
7. Conviction (ABC) (tie)
9. Pitch (Fox)
10. MacGyver (CBS)
11. Notorious (ABC) (tie)
American Housewife (ABC) (tie)
13. Pure Genius (CBS)
14. Frequency (The CW)
15. Kevin Can Wait (CBS)
16. Man with a Plan (CBS)
17. The Great Indoors (CBS)
18. The Exorcist (Fox) (tie)
18. No Tomorrow (The CW) (tie)
20. Son of Zorn (Fox)