Sheen’s Sitcom Continues to Perform Well, Lifts CBS to Monday Ratings Win

Feb 15, 2011  •  Post A Comment

CBS’s beleaguered sitcom "Two and a Half Men" continues to be the strongest show in the Monday night Nielsen ratings, according to TVbytheNumbers.com.

“Men,” which is currently on a production hiatus to give star Charlie Sheen a chance to sort things out, anchored a solid two-hour comedy block that combined with freshman drama “Hawaii Five-0” to put CBS on top for the night in both the key 18-49 demo and total viewers.

CBS won the night in adults 18-49 with an average rating of 3.4, beating ABC and Fox (both with 2.7 averages) and well ahead of NBC’s 1.6. CBS had a narrower edge in total viewers, averaging 11.2 million to ABC’s 9.1 million, Fox’s 8.6 million and NBC’s 6.0 million.

At 8 p.m. CBS’s "How I Met Your Mother" and the debut of "Mad Love" had a 3.7 average rating and a 3.0, respectively, in the 18-49 demo for the hour, while Fox’s "House" earned a 3.4 average for the hour in the same demo. ABC’s first hour of "The Bachelor" netted an average of 2.75 in the 18-49 demo. NBC’s "Chuck" followed with a 1.75 average for the hour and CW’s "90210" had a 0.7 in 18-49.

At 9 p.m. "Two and a Half Men" rated a 4.2, followed on CBS by "Mike & Molly" with a 3.8, both in the 18-49 demographic. Hour two of ABC’s "The Bachelor" logged a 3.05 in the 18-49 demo, ahead of Fox’s "The Chicago Code," which had a 2.0 average for the hour in that demo. NBC’s "The Cape" managed a 1.25 average in the 18-49 demo for the hour, with CW’s "Gossip Girl" trailing with a 0.7 in the 18-49 demo.

The 10 p.m. hour was won by CBS’s "Hawaii Five-0" with a 2.8 average in the 18-49 demo, ahead of ABC’s "Castle" with a mean score of 2.2 in that demo. NBC’s "Harry’s Law" was in last place with a 1.7 in the 18-49 demo for the hour.

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