Broadcast TV’s Fall Premieres Draw Promising Audiences

Broadcast TV’s Fall Premieres!

The big four broadcast networks may have some new hits on their hands. After losing about 8% of their audience last season in aggregate and renewing only 10 out of 37 last season’s new series, the first week of the 2013-14 fall TV season looks at least promising.

“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” became ABC’s top drama premiere since 2009, attracting 11.9 million viewers in its 8 p.m. time slot on Tuesday and delivering more than double the 18-to-49 audience pulled in last year by the “Dancing With The Stars” results show (which has been cut).

CBS had the biggest new show of the season so far with the Robin Williams comedy "The Crazy Ones," which pulled in 15.6 million total viewers in its Thursday premiereCBS had the biggest new show of the season so far with the Robin Williams comedy “The Crazy Ones,” which pulled in 15.6 million total viewers in its Thursday premiere. The comedy was helped mightily by a lead-in from “The Big Bang Theory,” which returned to 18.3 million viewers, making it the most-watched premiere of the sitcom yet.

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Author: Jeanine Poggi

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