CBS' Two and a Half Men


CBS repeats narrowly edged out ABC reality programming among 18-49 year olds, but ABC had the larger audience with adults 18-34.  Two and a Half Men was the night’s most-watched program overall, and most-watched by adults 18-49, while The Bachelorette had the largest audience with adults 18-34.

If Here Comes the Newlyweds performed better, ABC would’ve taken the night, but a repeat of CSI: Miami won the 10pm hour and Dateline NBC also came in ahead of Newlyweds at 10pm.

NBC’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here had it’s lowest Monday adults 18-49 rating of the summer, averaging a 1.8/5 (adults 18-49 rating/share) from 8pm-10pm.  While I doubt the folks at NBC are running around high-fiving each other, considering that Heidi and Spencer are gone, and that Celebrity managed a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating from 9p-10pm, NBC isn’t likely shedding any tears either.  Of course, after all the tears already shed over Kings, the NBC tear ducts were likely dry.

Full details:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share 18-34 Rating/Share Viewers (Millons)
8:00 ABC The Bachelorette 2.2/7 2.1/7 6.51
CBS The Big Bang Theory (R) 1.8/6 1.2/4 6.09
FOX House (R) 1.7/5 1.5/5 4.88
NBC I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here 1.6/5 1.2/4 4.67
CW Gossip Girl (R) 0.4/1 0.3/1 0.91
8:30 CBS How I Met Your Mother (R) 2.0/6 1.4/5 5.65
9:00 CBS Two and a Half Men (R) 2.8/8 1.7/5 10.07
ABC The Bachelorette 2.5/7 2.3/7 7.07
NBC I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here 2.0/5 1.5/5 5.21
FOX Lie To Me (R) 1.5/4 1.3/4 4.58
CW One Tree Hill (R) 0.3/1 0.3/1 0.81
9:30 CBS The Big Bang Theory (R) 2.6/7 1.7/5 8.36
10:00 CBS CSI: Miami (R) 2.0/6 1.4/4 8.18
NBC Dateline NBC 1.9/5 1.3/4 5.64
ABC Here Come the Newlyweds 1.6/5 1.4/5 4.17

Shows are sorted by 18-49 rating in each time slot.

You can see TV ratings from past Monday overnight reports here.

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2009 The Nielsen Company.


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