Even With ‘Two and a Half Men’ Shedding Viewers, CBS Notches a Win in Monday Ratings

Oct 4, 2011  •  Post A Comment

CBS’s “Two and a Half Men” continues to see a drop-off in viewers after its big premiere, but CBS still claimed a solid win in Monday’s prime-time ratings, TVbytheNumbers.com reports.

“Men” was off a hefty 18% in viewers 18-49 with a 6.1 average rating — still easily the top number of the night. For prime time overall, CBS had a 4.3 average rating in the 18-49 demo, topping Fox (3.4 average), ABC (2.9), Univision (2.7) and NBC (1.6).

ABC led total viewers, averaging 14.9 million to 12.4 million for CBS, 9.0 million for Fox, 6.1 million for Univision and 4.4 million for NBC.

At 8 p.m. the combination of "How I Met Your Mother" and "Two Broke Girls" delivered a 4.5 and a 4.4, respectively, in the 18-49 demographic for CBS, while ABC’s "Dancing With the Stars" and Fox’s "Terra Nova" tied at 3.0 . NBC’s "The Sing-Off" had a 1.8 and CW’s "Gossip Girl" averaged 0.7.

At 9 p.m. "Two and a Half Men" logged that 6.1 for CBS, followed by "Mike & Molly" with a 4.3, both in the 18-49 demographic. Fox’s season premiere of "House" scored a 3.9 in the same demo, while hour two of "Dancing" had a 3.1. Hour two of "The Sing-Off" on NBC had a 1.8 and CW’s "Hart of Dixie" pulled in an average of 0.8.

CBS won the 10 p.m. hour with "Hawaii Five-0" landing a 3.2 in the 18-49 demographic, ahead of ABC’s "Castle" with a 2.6. The just canceled "The Playboy Club" on NBC managed just a 1.2 in the same demo.

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