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Adult Swim (tv network)

'Empire,' 'Blindspot' start strong for networks

"Empire" came back to the Fox lineup with a flourish, while NBC's thriller "Blindspot" looks to be one of the season's hottest new shows.

Meanwhile, reliable CBS continued atop the Nielsen company's television rankings as a new broadcast season started, on the strength of old reliables like "The Big Bang Theory," ''NCIS" and "60 Minutes," with younger shows "Scorpion" and "Life in Pieces" also hitting Nielsen's top 20.

A new season means new habits for viewers, or at least getting back into old ones. Among the top four networks, CBS held its own compared to the first week of last season while NBC, ABC and Fox...