CBS’ The Crazy Ones Premieres with 15.61 Million Viewers

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“The Crazy Ones, featuring the return of Robin Williams to network television, premiered to 15.61 million viewers, making it the season’s #1 new program, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Thursday, Sept. 26.

The series premiere of “The Crazy Ones” was first in viewers (15.61m), adults 25-54 (5.4/13) and adults 18-49 (4.0/11). CBS posted its best adults 25-54 delivery in the 9:00-9:30 time slot since March 12, 2009 and its best adults 18-49 delivery since Nov. 12, 2009.

“The Crazy Ones” more than doubled the premiere of “The Michael J. Fox Show” in viewers (vs. 7.23m, +115%), doubled in adults 25-54 (vs. 2.7, +100%) and nearly doubled it in adults 18-49 (vs. 2.1, +90%) from 9:00-9:30 PM.

At 8:00 PM, the seventh season premiere of “The Big Bang Theory” was first in viewers (18.30m), adults 25-54 (7.0/20) and adults 18-49 (5.3/18). Compared to last year’s season premiere, “The Big Bang Theory” was up +11% in adults 25-54 (from 6.3/17), +6% in adults 18-49 (from 5.0/16) and added +2.64m viewers (from 15.66m +17%). “The Big Bang Theory” posted premiere highs in these measures.

At 8:30 PM, a second episode of “The Big Bang Theory” was first in viewers (19.52m), adults 25-54 (7.6/20) and adults 18-49 (5.8/17). “The Big Bang Theory” was the night’s #1 program in these measures.

“Two and a Half Men,” with its 11th season premiere, was first in viewers (11.54m) and adults 25-54 (4.1/10), and was second in adults 18-49 (2.9/08).

At 10:00 PM, “Elementary’s” second season premiere was first in viewers (10.14m) and was second behind a two-hour “Grey’s Anatomy” in adults 25-54 (2.9/07) and adults 18-49 (2.1/06).

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