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Old series beat Fox Series

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CBS and NBC aired repeats against the World Series on Fox last week -- a first,
network executives said.

The thinking this time was: Why not burn off some repeats and save more
originals for later in the season? They did better than that.

The repeats of Friends on NBC and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on CBS actually beat the
game, and by a fairly wide margin.

After five games, Fox was on track to air the lowest-viewed World Series
ever. Currently, the least watched was the 2000 Yankees/Mets "subway" series.

Fox has been airing make-goods throughout the games, and the network said it expects to
handle shortfalls within the Series.

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