Two and a Half Men Soars To Its Best Adult 18-49 Rating in Three Years

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“TWO AND A HALF MEN” SOARS TO ITS BEST ADULT 18-49 RATING IN

THREE YEARS

“The Big Bang Theory” Hits Series’ Highs in Adults 25-54 and Matches “Men” For Top Show of the Night in Adults 18-49

“Rules of Engagement” Posts Across-the-Board Gains

“CSI: Miami” Wins at 10 PM in all Ratings Measures

CBS Wins Monday in Viewers and Key Demographics

TWO AND A HALF MEN delivered its best adult 18-49 rating in three years, matching THE BIG BANG THEORY as Monday’s top programs in the demo, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for March 8.

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER was second in households (6.3/10), viewers (10.32m), adults 25-54 (4.7/12), adults 18-49 (3.9/11) and adults 18-34 (3.4/10).  Compared to last week, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER was even in households, adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34.

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT was second in households (6.1/09), viewers (10.15m), adults 25-54 (4.5/11) and adults 18-49 (3.6/09).  Compared to last week’s season premiere, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT was up +3% in households (from 5.9/09), +7% in adults 25-54 (from 4.2/10), +6% in adults 18-49 (from 3.4/09) and added +420,000 viewers (from 9.73m, +4%).

TWO AND A HALF MEN was first in households (10.5/16), viewers (17.54m), adults 25-54 (7.3/17) and adults 18-49 (5.8/15).  TWO AND A HALF MEN posted its best adults 25-54 ratings since Jan. 23, 2006, and best adults 18-49 rating since Feb. 5, 2007.  Compared to last week, TWO AND A HALF MEN was up +4% in households (from 10.1/15), +6% in adults 25-54 (from 6.9/15), +2% in adults 18-49 (from 5.7/14) and added +680,000 viewers (from 16.86m, +4%).  TWO AND A HALF MEN was the night’s top program in viewers and tied with THE BIG BANG THEORY as the top program in adults 18-49.

THE BIG BANG THEORY was first in households (9.7/15), viewers (16.26m), adults 25-54 (7.2/16), adults 18-49 (5.8/15) and adults 18-34 (4.0/11).  THE BIG BANG THEORY posted series’ highs in adults 25-54 and scored its second-largest audience to date.  Compared to last week, THE BIG BANG THEORY was up +5% in households (from 9.2/14), +1% in adults 25-54 (from 7.1/15) and added +530,000 viewers (from 15.73m, +3%).

Compared to the 8:00-10:00 PM comedy block last week, CBS was up +4% in both households (8.2/13 from 7.9/12) and adults 25-54 (5.9/14 from 5.7/12), +2% in adults 18-49 (4.8/13 from 4.7/12) and added +400,000 viewers (13.57m from 13.17m, +3%).

CSI: MIAMI was first in households (7.5/13), viewers (11.89m), adults 25-54 (4.3/11) and adults 18-49 (3.3/10).

For the night, CBS was first in households (8.0/13), viewers (13.01m), adults 25-54 (5.4/13) and adults 18-49 (4.3/12).

Updated Monday ratings will be available later today.

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