Williams tops Fox in return of sitcom vets

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Updated: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 03:16:06 EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Williams has bragging rights over Michael J. Fox in the competition between two sitcom veterans returning to network TV — with an asterisk. The Nielsen company said Friday that Williams' new CBS comedy, "The Crazy Ones," debuted before 15.6 million people on Thursday night. It competed directly at 9 p.m. Eastern with "The Michael J. Fox" on NBC, which was seen by 7.2 million people. Williams had a huge advantage, however. His new sitcom directly followed a new episode of television's most popular comedy, "The Big Bang Theory," which was seen by 19.5 million people. By contrast, the second half hour of "Parks & Recreation" on NBC, which preceded Fox's new show, had less than 3 million viewers.

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