Ratings: House Hits Season Highs, Chicago Code Cops Decent Numbers

Fox this week enjoyed its highest-rated Monday night of the season, thanks to strong outings from House and the new cop drama from Shield auteur Shawn Ryan, The Chicago Code.

House dominated the 8 o’clock hour with a season-high 12.3 million total viewers and a 4.3 rating in the coveted 18-49 demo. The medical drama was up 16 percent in both measures from its last fresh outing.

The Chicago Code led out of that with an audience of 9.4 mil and a 2.45 rating, delivering increases of 33 percent and 13 percent, respectively, on Lie To Me‘s week-ago season finale.

Elsewhere on Monday:

* Opening the night, ABC’s The Bachelor hit a season high in total viewers, with 9.74 million. Chuck (5.42 million viewers/1.7) matched last week’s ratings low.

* At 9 pm, Two and a Half Men (15.1 mil/4.4) was on par with its last new episode, controversy be thanked damned. NBC’s The Cape plunged another 14 percent, hitting series lows (4.56 mil/1.3).

* Hawaii Five-0 led the 10 o’clock hour with 10.86 million viewers and a (series low) 2.9 rating. Placing second, Castle (9.3 mil/2.5) was up a couple of percentage points, while NBC’s third-place Harry’s Law (9.1 mil/1.6 rating) dropped 16 percent and 20 percent, respectively.

What was your TV of choice this Monday night?