Series Highs For The Big Bang Theory; Season Highs For How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men

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The 100th Episode of “How I Met Your Mother” Delivers Largest Audience and Highest Adult 18-49 Rating of the Season

“Mother” Posts CBS’s Best Time Period Performance in Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34 Since March 2002

“The Big Bang Theory” Posts Series Highs in Viewers and Adults 18-49

“Two and a Half Men” Delivers Largest Audience and Best Adult 18-49 Rating of the Season

CBS Sweeps Monday in all Key Ratings Measures

Season-high ratings for the 100th episode of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER and TWO AND A HALF MEN and series highs for THE BIG BANG THEORY led CBS to a Monday win in all ratings measures, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Jan. 11.

The 100th episode of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (6.0/09, 9.82m) was first in adults 18-34 (3.9/10) and second in adults 25-54 (4.4/10) and adults 18-49 (3.9/10).  Compared to the last first-run episode (on Dec. 14, 2009), HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER was up +2% in both households (from 5.9/09) and adults 25-54 (from 4.3/11), +5% in adults 18-49 (from 3.7/11), +15% in adults 18-34 (from 3.4/11) and added +160,000 viewers (from 9.66m, +2%). This was HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER’s best delivery in both households and viewers since March 2, 2009, its best in adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 since April 13, 2009, and in adults 18-34 since Jan. 12, 2009.

Among regularly scheduled programming, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER delivered the time period’s best performance with men 18-34 since March 25, 2002 (“King of Queens”), and with adults 18-34 and women 18-34 since March 31, 2003 (also “King of Queens”).

TWO AND A HALF MEN won its time slot in households (10.2/15), viewers (17.30m), adults 25-54 (6.9/15), adults 18-49 (5.4/13) and adults 18-34 (3.8/13).  Compared to the last first-run episode (on Dec. 14, 2009), TWO AND A HALF MEN was up +4% in both households (from 9.8/15) and adults 18-49 (from 5.2/13), +6% in adults 25-54 (from 6.5/15) and added +910,000 viewers (from 16.39m, +6%).  This was the best TWO AND A HALF MEN delivery in viewers since Dec. 15, 2008, the show’s best in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 since Feb. 2, 2009.

THE BIG BANG THEORY won its time slot in households (9.3/14), viewers (15.81m), adults 25-54 (7.0/15), adults 18-49 (5.7/14) and adults 18-34 (4.2/11).   THE BIG BANG THEORY posted series highs in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.  THE BIG BANG THEORY improved on its TWO AND A HALF MEN lead-in in adults 25-54 (+1%), adults 18-49 (+6%) and adults 18-34 (+11%).

At 8:30 PM, ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE (5.2/08, 8.52m) averaged a 3.8/09 in adults 25-54 and 3.2/08 in adults 18-49.

CSI: MIAMI was first in households (8.7/15), viewers (13.65m), adults 25-54 (4.9/12), adults 18-49 (3.7/10) and adults 18-34 (2.5/07).

For the night, CBS was first in households (8.0/13), viewers (13.13m), adults 25-54 (5.3/12), adults 18-49 (4.2/11) and adults 18-34 (3.3/09).

Updated Monday ratings will be available this afternoon.

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