Robin Williams Beats Michael J. Fox In Ratings

Robin Williams Beats Michael J. Fox In Ratings

It was a TV battle of the giants.

Robin Williams, starring in his first regular series since Mork & Mindy, going head-to-head with Michael J. Fox, who plays a former TV news anchor sidelined by Parkinson's disease.

The result—not even close. Robin Williams won hands down.

The Crazy Ones, which co-stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, was watched by 15.6 million viewers on CBS, while Michael J. Fox drew an audience of less than half that, with 7.3 million viewers on NBC.

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Media expert Mary Murphy told INSIDE EDITION, "For Robin Williams, this is a major comeback. He hasn't been on television in decades."

Robin Williams was given a big boost by the hour-long season premiere of The Big Bang Theory, which drew a huge audience of close to 19 million.   

The good news for Michael J. Fox is he won't be head-to-head with Robin Williams' new show every Thursday. Next week he takes on Two-And-A-Half Men.