NEW YORK -- A couple of new CBS sitcoms have fared well in the prime-time TV ranking, helping make the network No. 1.
"The Millers," starring Will Arnett as a recently divorced news reporter whose parents' marital woes ruin his plans, premiered in 11th place last week with more than 13 million viewers, according to the Nielsen ratings company. The Robin Williams sitcom "The Crazy Ones," about an unorthodox and unpredictable advertising genius, took 13th place in its second airing.
On NBC, the James Spader crime thriller "The Blacklist" also did just fine, ranking 15th for its second episode and winning a full-season pickup.
Veteran CBS series "NCIS" and "The Big Bang Theory" placed first and second, respectively.
Overall, CBS won the week, averaging 10.9 million viewers. NBC, in second place, had 8.7 million and won among the 18-to-49-year-old viewers advertisers pay a premium to reach. ABC had 7.4 million, Fox had 4.8 million.
TBS, which extensively aired baseball playoff action, was the week's most popular cable network, averaging 4 million viewers in prime time. ESPN had 2.9 million, The Disney Channel had 2.2 million, Fox News Channel had 1.74 million and USA had 1.67 million.
NBC's "Nightly News" topped the evening newscasts with an average of 8.5 million viewers. ABC's "World News" was second with 7.7 million, and the "CBS Evening News" had 6.6 million viewers.
Nielsen also has begun measuring the number of Twitter messages about TV shows and how many people see them. Under its new metrics, ABC's "Scandal" had the most activity last week: An estimated 3.7 million people saw tweets about the show the night it was broadcast. MTV's "Miley: The Movement" and NBC's "Saturday Night Live" were next most popular on Twitter.