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Madam Secretary got off to a decent start Sunday.

Buoyed by an NFL overrun, the new Tea Leoni drama bowed to 14.2 million viewers and a 1.9 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, making it CBS' most-watched premiere in three years.

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The Good Wife, which aired at 10:04 p.m. ET, followed with 10 million and a 1.3, down two-tenths from its premiere last year.Sunday Night Football

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