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?

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  1. Chmarin says:

    I was hoping to see at least a 3.2 or 3.3 for Mad Love… This automatically makes it a bubble show, since the standard is so high on CBS when it comes to ratings. I would love it if the show got a second season and Rules of Engagement finally got axed.
    That show is the According to Jim of CBS.

    CW’s lineup is laughable. GG & 90210 are now in Melrose Place 2.0 territory. Ridiculous.

    Sucks for the Chicago Code. Just goes to show that quality serialized dramas rarely work on broadcast TV. I mean, we all remember Lone Star (though The Good Wife is an exception).

    Two and a Half who?

    • DL says:

      I was expecting Mad Love to be lukewarm at best, and was completely surprised to find myself roaring at the sharp, snappy dialogue and the riotous performances from Judy Greer and Tyler Labine. Biggs and Chalke were solid too as the “straight man” characters to Greer and Labine.

      My guess is people didn’t tune in because they didn’t expect much from the show (I only watched it because I had twenty-something minutes to kill before Castle), so I’m hoping that it garners a reputation for being really darn funny and actually grows its audience instead of trying to hold on to what it got for the pilot.

  2. Leigh says:

    I love to watch Castle. Every week it is the only thing on my TV at 10:00. Tried to watch the other shows, H50 and Harry’s Law, but I couldn’t get into them.

  3. kiks says:

    Seriously don’t know what people see in Two and a Half Men….I was on House, Chicago Code and Castle bandwagon last night. Really like the pace of Chicago Code and sad that ratings do not reflect how good this show can be…

  4. Jonathan Rybka-Wachhaus says:

    Mondays is and will always be Tivo night for me but I do tivo… Harry’s Law, Castle and Mike & Molly. They are all great shows.

  5. XK says:

    I watched HIMYM, Castle, and Chicago Code. DVR’d Hawaii 5.0 (eh) and Cape (/sigh).

    Chicago Code has been surprisingly engaging so far, even if, per Chicago natives, it’s not a very good representation of the real city.

  6. Jenna says:

    I thought Chuck was fantastic last night. I wish more people would watch the show.

  7. AlistairCrane says:

    Any ratings for Pretty Little Liars and Greek?

  8. Janie says:

    how they can count these ratings already? monday is the biggest night for tv and I usuall dvr everything and watch it later… I dont see how they can find out these numbers…i know they have nielson families that they poll to find out what they watched.. but how do they take into effect DVRs.. Right now from last night on my DVRs i have House, The Cape, Hawaii Five 0, Chuck, How i met your mother, mike and molly mad love, 90210 gossip girl pretty little liars greek and castle…so how can i make what i watch count?

    • Jasin says:

      They do overnight ratings based on viwership in real time but they also take into factor a 7 day veiwer ship which factors in the DVR veiwers.

      I just wonder what was expected for mostshows since this was Valentines Day night and alot of people had plans with loved ones etc. I expected shows to struggle a bit last night.

      HARRY’S LAW was a great episode last night too!

  9. Josh says:

    So what are Chuck’s chances now? Why are my two favorite shows in constant danger :(. Every week I have to get all nervous for Chuck and Fringe’s ratings. Seriously if lose them there goes my top three shows in one season(Chuck, Fringe and Friday Night Lights). I’m glad Community, Parks and Rec and the Good Wife all seem safe.

  10. Nicole Feigl says:

    I don’t think Two and a Half Men’s problems have anything to do with Charlie. He’s proven before his bad behavior doesn’t affect the show. I blame the lame storyline with Rose. I find the show funny, and I can watch repeats and still laugh my butt off at jokes I know are coming, but I’m not digging what they’ve been doing the last few episodes. That’s why last week and most likely this week end up sitting on the DVR so long.

  11. wes says:

    So the Chicago Code falls to Lie To Me numbers, but at it’s second episode. Is there a chance Lie To Me can come back this Summer?

  12. mac says:

    I doubt chuck will get canceled seeing as though it is in close range for syndication, it would be stupid for nbc to cancel it now though I do believe the show won’t make it past 110 eps.

  13. darclyte says:

    Monday nights are “C” nights, and no Cookie Monster, it’s NOT for cookie.

    C is for Chuck, Cape, and Castle.

    With numbers like that, Chuck should get renewed. Castle already did.

    The Cape has some issues, but a second season could fix many of them. (Same with No Ordinary Family…put a mask on already, for crying out meow.) I’m looking forward to Vince meeting his wife as The Cape in the next episode!

  14. Monica says:

    Monday and Tuesday nights are our the heaviest on our DVR. We don’t watch hardly anything live anymore; we watch what we DVRd the night before. So tonight we will be watching Chicago Code, Castle and Hawaii 5-0. We will watch Two and a Half Men, M&M and Mad Love later in the week along with Harry’s Law which we will catch “On Demand” because the DVR was full at 10:00. What did we ever do without a DVR? We cannot live without ours!