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CBS, NBC and ABC beat last year's numbers for premiere week

09/30/2014 04:17 EDT | Updated 11/30/2014 05:59 EST
NEW YORK, N.Y. - No one watches live television anymore, right? Apparently, many people still do, judging by results from the first week of a new television season.

CBS, NBC and ABC all had more viewers last week than during the first week of the 2013. That's according to the Nielsen Company's measurement of people who watched the network's programs live or before midnight on the same evening. Only Fox saw its numbers slip among the four largest broadcast networks.

Five of the 20 most-watched programs were brand new. Three of them are on CBS and two on ABC. CBS' "NCIS" spinoff based in New Orleans led the way.