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NBC gets 1st Tuesday premiere win since 1984

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ABC won big with "Spin City," but NBC took the overnights crown Tuesday, its first Tuesday premiere week win since 1984. NBC pulled a 15.6 rating and 23 share in the 33 metered markets, compared to ABC's 14.5/21. Behind them were CBS (10.4/16) and Fox (7.2/10). "Spin City" gave ABC a time slot win, grabbing a 19.2/27, so far the biggest series debut of the new season. "Spin City" managed to improve on its "Home Improvement" lead-in (19.0/27). Meanwhile, "Frasier" still trailed "Home Improvement," with a 17.4/24.

NBC's "Mad About You" (16.7/25) was the first show to ever beat a season premiere of ABC's long-running "Roseanne" (13.7/21), giving NBC its best overnight showing in that time period since 1988. The debut of NBC's "Something So Right" (16.0/23) beat the bow of ABC's new "Life's Work," (11.9/18), and CBS's new drama "Promised Land" trailed ABC's and NBC's 8 p.m. sitcoms, managing a 8.5/13.

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