Ratings: Chuck Steady, Men Matches Low

The good-ish news for Chuck fans this week is that there isn’t bad ratings news per se, in that NBC’s action-comedy held steady versus last week’s lows, drawing 5.48 million total viewers and a 1.7 demo rating.

The night’s other “headline” is that the last fresh episode of Two and a Half Men taped prior to Charlie Sheen’s at-home rehab slipped 4 percent to tie a season low in the 18-49 rating, albeit with a thoroughly respectable 4.2. Production on TV’s most watched comedy is kinda sorta expected to resume at month’s end. Though Charlie claims he’s ready, like, now.

Men‘s lead-out, Mike & Molly, nonetheless weighed in with its largest audience to date: 13.1 million viewers.

Elswehere on Monday:

8/7c | House settled down to pre-Super Bowl numbers, leading its time slot with 9.9 million viewers yet ceding the first half hour’s demo win to How I Met Your Mother (which notched a 3.7 to Fox’s 3.3). CBS’ Mad Love debuted to 8.84 million viewers and a 3.0 rating, down 6 percent from Rules Of Engagement‘s most recent tallies. Over on The CW, 90210 suffered a 23 percent drop in audience (1.38 million total viewers) and dipped 12 percent in the demos, to a 0.7.

9/8c | Fox’s The Chicago Code placed third (behind The Bach‘ and CBS’ Men & Molly) with 7.3 million viewers and a 2.0 rating, down about 20 percent from its Super Bowl-charged premiere numbers. The Cape‘s demos slipped another 4 percent to a new series low of 1.2. Akin to its lead-in, Gossip Girl (1.3 million viewers/0.7) saw drops of 19 and 17 percent.

10/9c | Hawaii Five-0 led the hour in viewers (10.6 mil) and in the demos (2.8), followed by Castle (8.75 mil/2.2). Harry’s Law shed 7 percent in viewers (to 8.49 mil) and tied last week’s 1.7 rating low.

What were you watching this Monday night?