Ratings: All CBS Comedies and Chuck Hit Highs, Harry's Law Opens Well

All four of CBS’s Monday comedies delivered season highs in total viewers this week, while NBC’s Chuck enjoyed a season’s best demo performance.

Leading off the night for CBS was How I Met Your Mother‘s funeral episode, which nearly matched House in viewers (with 10.51 million) and handily topped its time slot in demos (with a 3.9 rating). Rules Of Engagement in turn did 9.9 million and a 3.2.

Proving (…yet again…) that there is no such thing as bad publicity, Two and a Half Men served up Monday’s biggest audience, amassing 15.6 million viewers and a 4.6 rating. Mike & Molly led out of that with 13 million viewers and a 3.8.

Chuck‘s 2.0 in the coveted 18-49 demo was not just a season high, but the action-comedy’s best rating since March 2010.

Elsewhere on Monday:

The Bachelor saw a 4 percent uptick in total viewers (8.75 million), but was flat in the demos.

• Back from a forever hiatus, House was up 6 percent in the demos (with a 3.5). Similarly, Lie To Me‘s rating (1.8) marked a 20 percent gain from last week.

• Versus its two-hour premiere, NBC’s The Cape plunged 27 percent in viewers (to 6.2 mil) and 35 percent in the demos.

• In the 10 o’clock hour, the premiere of NBC’s Harry’s Law courted nearly 11 million total viewers, edging out Hawaii Five-0. The CBS crime drama, however, topped the demos (2.8 vs. 2.1).

What were you watching this Monday night?

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36 Comments
  1. tracie says:

    Any word on SyFy’s reboot of Being Human?

  2. Thom says:

    Harry’s Law!!!

  3. Michael says:

    I watched Harry’s law. It was really good. Kathy Bates was great.

  4. MaryB says:

    I watched Harry’s Law and quite liked it. I like the premise, love Kathy Bates, and the dynamic (so far) between the main characters is kind of endearing. I hope it does well.

  5. Ben Phelps says:

    Go Chuck! It’s crazy, but maybe we’ll even get a 5th season now!

  6. Aiden says:

    Happy for Chuck! Last night’s ep delivered big time. Hopefully NBC clears it for a 6th season.

  7. Ryan says:

    My friends were over so I DVR-d “Chuck”, “Lie to Me”, and “Hawaii 5-0″. I will watch at least one of them tonight but there is a new “NCIS” tonight and I just bought “Justified: Season 1″ Blu-ray so I’m going to get backlogged on the DVR pretty quickly.

  8. Sam says:

    Harry’s Law is really polarizing, apparently. I guess it depends on how much you liked Boston Legal.

  9. John Berggren says:

    Harry’s Law is waiting on my DVR for me. The combination of Kathy Bates and David Kelly has me very enthusiastic.
    I’m surprised and impressed, though, that it beat Hawaii 5-0.

  10. Blink says:

    How I Met Your Mother. Really well done episode, but kind of predictable (I won’t ruin it in case anyone’s seen it) I know we had fair warning, but I still thought it was too strange having a really emotional episode.

  11. T says:

    I know it was a repeat, but I was watching Castle. Have to have my Nathan Fillion fix for the week. Next week is all-new, and supposedly Castle and Beckett get a little closer than just-partners… we’ll see!

  12. B says:

    Charlie Sheen looked so thin last night, unhealthy, and the show itself was pretty dull. People need to stop watching so it will get canned and something good can actually replace it.

    On the upside! Yay for Chuck and HIMYM and fingers crossed the Cape gets more viewers.

  13. michelle says:

    CHUCK!! one of the best episodes this season!LOVED it!

  14. ryan says:

    I cant believe peeps still watch 2 and half men

  15. Colleen S says:

    I watched Lie to me and Harry’s law. Enjoyed both very much

  16. NicoleM says:

    YAY for Chuck!!! Hopefully this helps get us season 5 and maybe more….Can’t wait to see what happens next!!

  17. Hanna L. says:

    I watched House. It was an amazing episode after a long hiatus.

  18. DarkHawke says:

    Geez, haven’t we all had enough of David Kelly’s contrived cutesy-pie crapola? Wouldn’t watch Harry’s Law if you paid me. Well, it’d have to be a WHOLE lot!

  19. agentcarmichael says:

    thank you for being one of the few tv people who actually likes chuck and actively gets news on it! yesterdays episode was amazing!

  20. t.t says:

    thought the practice was ok never liked boston legal but LOVED ally mcbeal
    got Harry’s law on my dvr Hope its more ally mcbeal-ish then boston legal

  21. Cecilia says:

    House! And then I watched The Cape because there was nothing else on. I wouldn’t be crying though if it got canceled. It hasn’t exactly captured my attention.

  22. Tia says:

    House-The Cape-Rerun of Castle

  23. Pamela says:

    Harry’s Law was great.
    Finally a well written show this season.
    Be there next Monday.

  24. AlistairCrane says:

    Watched Pretty Little Liars, The Cape, and Being Human. Taped Skins and Greek. Go THE CAPE!!!

  25. ptldgrl says:

    I dvr’d mike & molly as well as Harry’s law. Loved both of them. Was really impressed with Harry’s law. I think the writing was well done and absolutely love Kathy Bates’s character.

    Mike and molly makes me laugh out loud consistently every week. I adore that show and hope it sticks around.

  26. Dee says:

    CHUCK, of course. Can’t get enough of him.

  27. Kaiulani says:

    Watch Chuck and Hawaii 5-0 live and dvr’d HIMYM and Castle.

  28. Brad says:

    Harry’s Law is awesome. My wife and I both loved it and hope it is on for a very long time. We both loved Kathy Bates and she is an awesome actress.

  29. Valerie says:

    My night was all about How I Met Your Mother

  30. Lex says:

    HIMYM :) and bits of House while CBS ran commercials… Then I caught the second half of House and rewatched from the beginning afterward.
    I need to plan Monday nights better.:/

  31. Melody says:

    Yay Chuck!! I’m also enjoying The Cape quite a bit. I didn’t check out Harry’s Law, but I still might. I like Kathy Bates, she’s an amazing actress and the promos make it look fun. I always worry when it comes to NBC, but I figure I shouldn’t judge the show by the network.

  32. Lore says:

    The episode of The Cape, was good, the final wow, but Harry’s Law made my day, was absolutely awesome, Kathy Bates is fantastic, the other lawyer good, and Damien, i love him, even trying to save the thief’s life, is great, im on it!!! Cant wait for next monday.

  33. Susan-Tampa says:

    I watched Harry’s Law. Loved it. Taped Hawaii 5-0. Another fav.

  34. Vicki says:

    Good thing we have a DVR ~ with all the shows coming back on all the channels, there are some nights there are 4 programs on. Too bad there are still some nights with nothing on!

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