TV Ratings Report: A Good Start for The Good Wife?

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CBS kicked off its fall programming last night with a pair of premieres:

First, Madam Secretary Season 1 Episode 1 aired (following a football overrun, naturally) to 14.2 million total viewers and a 1.9 rating among 18-49-year olds, improving upon The Amazing Race‘s year-ago audience by 65 percent overall.

Leading out of that debut, The Good Wife Season 6 kicked off with 10.3 million households tuning in and a 1.3 rating, an increase in total viewers, but down two tenths from its previous premiere.

Still, this was a healthy boost from the show's May finale (9.1 million/1.2).

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On Fox, meanwhile, the guest voice of Kim Kardashian helped American Dad (3 million/1.4) tick up a tenth from the previous week, as it prepares to jump to TBS with Season 11 on October 20.

Did you catch the CBS openers? What did you think of Madam Secretary and the return of The Good Wife?

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