Thursday night saw the return of TV veterans
Williams was back to his wacky antics for the debut of
With a big boost from
"Crazy Ones" posted a rating of 4.0 in the key 18-49 demographic, in which a ratings point equals roughly 1.3 million viewers.
"The Big Bang Theory," for which
The second "Big Bang" episode brought in an audience of 19.5 million and an 18-49 rating of 5.8, for an increase of 16% compared with last year, making it easily the highest rated show of the night.
After Williams' show was
In all, CBS was the winning network for the night with more than 14.2 million viewers and a 3.7 in 18-49.
"Michael J. Fox" also had a considerably weaker lead-in from "Parks & Recreation," which drew a 1.3 rating, down 24% from last year's season opener. Family tearjerker "Parenthood" was down 16% from last year.
Next week, "Sean Saves the World" will air at 9 p.m. and "Michael J. Fox" will follow at 9:30.
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