CBS topped the ratings on Monday night, but its new sitcom Mad Love started slowly (for CBS) with just a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating (much lower than our polled readers expected), 10% below the average rating this spring for Rules of Engagement.

The rest of the night was up and down for CBS, as How I Met Your Mother fell 3% vs. last week to a 3.7 adults 18-49 rating. Two And A Half men dipped 5% to a 4.2 rating. But Mike & Molly bucked the trend, rising 9% to a 3.8 rating. Hawaii Five-0’s 2.8 rating was even with last week’s series low.

On NBC, Chuck held at its series low 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, The Cape fell to another series low, down a tenth to just a 1.2 rating, and Harry’s Law was steady vs. last week at its series low 1.7 rating.

ABC’s The Bachelor was down 9% vs. last week to a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating, while Castle fell 12% to a 2.2 rating.

On Fox, House tumbled 21% from last week’s Super Bowl promoted episode to a 3.4 rating, and The Chicago Code neared the flatline, dropping 17% to just a 2.0 rating.

The CW headed lower on the night, with 90210 scoring a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating down 22% from last week, and Gossip Girl also drawing a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating down 12% from last week. In the CW target women 18-34 ratings 90210’s 1.0 rating tumbled 33%, and Gossip Girl’s 1.3 rating fell 28% vs. last week.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime  ratings for Monday, February 14, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 CBS HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER 3.7 11 9.601
FOX HOUSE 3.3 10 9.678
ABC THE BACHELOR 2.6 8 8.599
NBC CHUCK 1.8 5 5.647
CW 90210 0.7 2 1.460
8:30 FOX HOUSE 3.5 10 10.133
CBS MAD LOVE 3.0 8 8.837
ABC THE BACHELOR 2.9 8 9.140
NBC CHUCK 1.7 5 5.310
CW 90210 0.7 2 1.296
9:00 CBS TWO AND A HALF MEN 4.2 11 14.525
ABC THE BACHELOR 3.0 8 9.357
NBC THE CAPE 1.2 3 4.095
CW GOSSIP GIRL 0.7 2 1.292
9:30 CBS MIKE & MOLLY 3.8 10 13.121
ABC THE BACHELOR 3.1 8 9.929
NBC THE CAPE 1.3 3 4.038
CW GOSSIP GIRL 0.7 2 1.334
10:00 CBS HAWAII FIVE-0 2.9 8 10.896
ABC CASTLE 2.3 7 9.041
NBC HARRY’S LAW 1.7 5 8.466
10:30 CBS HAWAII FIVE-0 2.7 8 10.276
ABC CASTLE 2.1 6 8.466
NBC HARRY’S LAW 1.7 5 8.509

via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:

In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 3.2/8; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.9/7; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 2.9/7; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.4/5.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.0/5; “Late Show,” 0.8/4; “Nightline,” 0.9/4; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.4/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/4 in 18-49) tied “Late Late Show” (0.5/3).

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

NOTE: All national ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

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