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"The Big Bang Theory," "How I Met Your Mother," "Two and a Half Men" and "Rules of Engagement" All Post Gains Over Last First-Run Episodes

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April 14th, 2009

via CBS press release (based on Monday's final numbers):

FINAL--CBS FINISHES FIRST MONDAY IN ADULTS 18-49 AND ADULTS 25-54

"The Big Bang Theory," "How I Met Your Mother," "Two and a Half Men" and "Rules of Engagement" All Post Gains Over Last First-Run Episodes

CBS placed first in adults 18-49 (tie) and adults 25-54 on Monday as all four comedies in the Network's top-rated comedy block posted gains over their last first-run episodes, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for April 13.

The Big Bang Theory (6.0/09, 10.06m) was second in adults 18-49 (3.9/11) and tied for second in adults 18-34 (2.8/09, with ABC).  Compared to the last first run episode (March 30, 2009), Big Bang Theory was up +2% in adults 25-54 (4.5/11 from 4.4/11), +3% in adults 18-49 (from 3.8/11) and added +320,000 viewers (from 9.74m, +3%).

How I Met Your Mother (5.6/09, 9.60m) was up +4% in households (from 5.4/08), +7% in adults 25-54 (4.6/11 from 4.3/10), +5% in adults 18-49 (4.1/11 from 3.9/10) and added +400,000 viewers (from 9.20m, +4%) from its last original episode (March 30, 2009).

Two and a Half Men was first in adults 18-49 (5.3/13), tied for first in adults 18-34 (3.7/10, with ABC), second in households (8.8/13), viewers (15.03m) and adults 25-54 (6.4/14, -0.1 behind ABC).  Compared to the last first run episode (March 30, 2009), Two and a Half Men was up +4% in households (from 8.5/13), +5% in adults 25-54 (from 6.1/14), +2% in adults 18-49 (from 5.2/13) and added +470,000 viewers (from 14.56m, +3%). Two and a Half Men is the night's #1 program in adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

Rules of Engagement was first in households (7.0/11), viewers (11.60m), adults 25-54 (5.0/11) and adults 18-49 (4.0/10).  Compared to the last first run episode (March 30, 2009), Rules of Engagement was up +6% in households (from 6.6/10), even in adults 25-54 and added +570,000 viewers (from 11.03m, +5%).

CSI MIAMI was first in households (8.5/14), viewers (13.39m), adults 25-54 (4.8/12) and adults 18-49 (3.7/10).

For the night, CBS was first adults 25-54 (5.0/12), tied for first in adults 18-49 (4.1/11, with FOX), second in households (7.4/12), viewers (12.18m) and adults 18-34 (3.0/09).

 
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