Ratings: Castle, Five-0 and Hart of Dixie Post Gains, Two and a Half Men Dips Again

ABC’s Castle this Monday copped its biggest audience since its season opener, delivering 11.5 million total viewers (up 24 percent from last week’s football-impaired low) while scoring a 2.6 demo rating (up 12 percent).

Likewise in the 10 o’clock hour, CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 (10.9 mil/3.1) saw gains, of 8 and 15 percent, besting Castle in the demo.

Earlier in the evening, Hart of Dixie‘s shhhhteamy hour warmed up its numbers some. The CW’s freshman drama drew 1.75 million viewers and a 0.7 rating, gaining 11 and 17 percent week-to-week.

Two and a Half Men, meanwhile, dropped another 10 percent in the demo, scoring a 5.3 rating while amassing 14.85 million total viewers. After a fourth straight week of declines, the rejiggered sitcom is now approaching about half of its season opener’s record tallies.

Going hour-by-hour….

8 pm | Dancing With the Stars averaged 17.5 million viewers and a 3.2 demo rating across its two-hour run, up 4 and 8 percent week-to-week. CBS’ sitcombo of How I Met Your Mother (9.8 mil/4.1) and 2 Broke Girls (11.3 mil/4.3) drew some extra eyeballs while holding steady in the demo. Terra Nova (8 mil/2.7) was up from last week’s baseball-delayed outing, but down 13 percent in the demo from its regularly scheduled Oct. 4 episode. The Sing-Off (4.3 mil/1.5) and Gossip Girl (1.3 mil/0.6) were flat.

9 pm | Though Two and a Half Men slipped some, lead-out Mike & Molly held steady at 11.6 million total viewers and a 3.9 demo rating. Like Terra Nova, House (8.4 mil/3.1) was up versus last week’s time-delayed outing but down 15 and 20 percent from Oct. 4.

10 pm | Placing far, far, far behind Castle and Five-0, NBC’s Prime Suspect repeat mustered 2.74 million viewers and a 0.8 rating (compared to Playboy Club‘s last delivery of 3.39 mil and a 1.2).

What were you watching this Monday night?

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  1. Erika says:

    I’m so glad Castle is doing so good, it is one of the best shows on Monday nights. Beckett’s jealousy on last nights episode was so good, I loved it, I just wished she could have admitted to her therapist that Castle loves her and that she loves him. I’m glad Castle didn’t continue to pursue with the insurance agent otherwise it would have killed it.

    • Brittany says:

      couldn’t agree more with your post!! great episode and finally getting to see Beckett open up to the therapist gives us a view into what she’s thinking. can’t wait for next week!

    • Agreed says:

      I love this show and Beckett’s jealousy really was doing her in. Glad that she and Castle ended up going for a burger at the end… Also hope that Kristin Lehman was a one time guest. She was not as good a guest star as they had been trying to convince us she would be!

      Does the new chief bug anyone else? She just strikes me as Sherry Palmer all over again, though it cracks me up when Beckett calls her “sir”…

      • anon says:

        I absolutely hated Kristin Lehman’s character. The press said she will be back for a story arc but I hope not. I cannot stand that character and I wanted to slap her every time she’s on the screen.

        • Allyson says:

          I heard that “Serena Returns” rumor was born through a tabloid site. It is absolutely not true. It would defeat the purpose for her to tell Castle she doesn’t steal what belongs to someone else (aka stealing castle from Beckett) and then return in another episode. It’s not happening. Don’t worry :)

    • Alicia says:

      Couple of things; last night’s ep was alright but the whole plot was practically lifted from “The Thomas Crown Affair” (1999 remake). Except, in this incarnation the insurance agent was a mix of both the art thief and detective roles, not to mention, the lady even looked like Rene Russo! Albeit with blonde and not red hair, though her whole demeanor was very similar actually (which is probably why they cast her). And don’t even get me started on the whole hiding a piece of art within another “twist.”
      I like Castle but last night was such a rip-off; jeez writers, try to write your own scripts…

      Second, does NCIS no longer air on Mondays in Canada? Was online last night looking for a link and it never came!

      Third, lmao off at House.

    • Becca says:

      since when is a 2.5 rating good….

  2. samuel westerfield says:

    I would like to be added to your mailing list and receive updates and other comments regarding the shows from this fall’s season

  3. tgirl says:

    Two and A Half Men is a joke that is not funny anymore. I couldn’t even sit through the whole episode. All the have done is made Ashton’s character from that 70’s show older and rich. That hash brownie episode wasn’t nearly as funny as the one on that 70’s show! Charlie’s body was not at the funeral. Let’s say he faked his death to get away from Rose and bring him back!

    • Sloben says:

      I never watched it before (I have never liked Charlie Sheen), and I have to say I am enjoying the show. The “give a hoot, don’t pollute” line made me laugh out loud, something that I seldom do while watching any sitcom.

    • Shar says:

      I totally agree, Two and A Half Men is awful. CBS, you lost out. Bring Charlie back or take the show off the air.

      • Gretchen says:

        Didn’t Sheen get a nice settlement from CBS? Why would he WANT to return to work with Lorre? It would be a step down for him.

    • Joseph says:

      Actually , Ashton is growing on me and Two and Half Men , is not bad , even with the current ratings it is doing great.

      My concern goes out to TerraNova , I sort of like the show but if they really want to kill the series then all they need to do is drag out the story line. There is little reason why the audience can not know early on more about why the 6’s are attacking the colony. It would work a lot better if the issue was out there and the balance of the season was about the struggles.

  4. Martina says:

    No surprise 2.5 men keeps falling, it’s just not as good anymore, gossip girl keeps falling but I still like it, guessing this will be it’s last season

    • CJ says:

      2½ Men has fallen from its artificially inflated (the Rubbernecker Effect, if you will), but it’s still doing better than it did last season, when it was considered an unqualified success (ratings-wise, at least). Add to that the continued success of CBS’s other shows, especially 2 Broke Girls, with particular success in the 18-49s, and I suspect you’ll see CBS is quite happy with Monday Night.

  5. robinepowell says:

    Charlie Sheen had one more year on his contract with Two and a Half Men and that apparently wasn’t enough for him.

    Now the show’s going down the toilet and he’s getting even more money then before. What a loser!!

  6. David says:

    It’s pretty sad when the funniest part of 2 & 1/2 men was Courtney Thorne-Smith’s response to being in a softcore porn was her agent saying it would get her a part on Melrose Place.

    • CJ says:

      A lot of what they’ve been doing on 2½ Men so far this season is still dealing with the fallout over Charlie Sheen’s departure. This episode with Lindsay was a way to get the revelation of a lot of what Alan did wrong last season (which would definitely sabotage any realistic relationship) out of the way. If he goes on with Lindsay, it will be with a relatively clean slate.

  7. Dessy says:

    terra Nova :) yay

  8. Annabelle says:

    I was watching The Lying Game and football! Men’s problems are stemming from women who watched the show until Ashton became another celeb cheating on his wife…we don’t want to watch those men – i.e. Brad Pitt included!!! If you cheat on your wife, other women across the country (world) are not going to watch your shows or movies – we stick together!!!

    • Mary says:

      I do boycott Brad Pitt and Angelia Jolie movies and wish more ppl would too. As for AK I think the decline in ratings is more based on the show not being funny than his marriage problems. When DB cheated on his wife I was tempted to boycott Bones but as a fan of the show as long as his character didn’t ever cheat I was ok. Not to say I support cheating but at some point I feel like you have to draw a line when it comes to the actors personal lives.

  9. brad says:

    I watched football and DVRed Terra Nova – I didn’t watch 2 1/2 men when Sheen was on it…that show was nothing more than booze, ho’s, and guilt trips; hello, that is my everyday life why watch something I live everyday?! ps my life is more believable and exciting

  10. 21/2 men says:

    Problem is that they havent really given kutcher’s character anything to do. I loved That70s show and while I’ve never really liked Kutcher much I figured he’d at least be ‘ok’ on 2-1/2 men. But the problem isn’t him (yet),the problemis the writing. Boring, boring, boring. a few laugh-out-lous momnents here and there, a few cringe-worthy moments here and there, but no reason to keep coming back week after week. With’Charlie’ you kept coming back because even though it was the same repeat story it was amuzing and Sheen is a decent actor.

  11. Emily says:

    I watched HIMYM, 2 Broke Girls, and House.

  12. nitemar says:

    House its showing its aging marks. Time to wrap up everybody.

    • Tania says:

      Huddy is OVER nitemar. ::sigh::

      • T.J. says:

        Yeah, some friends were watching the show last night and there’s just so much recycling and uninspired dialogue, Foreman is better as a team member than a boss and Cuddy being gone makes a big difference, it throws off the balance and one of the most interesting dynamics left in the show is gone without her-House/Cuddy/Wilson. One 13 is gone too. It’s sad but painfully obvious that the network kept the show on to make money and with the budget cuts lowered the quality of the show considerably in many areas. The show is gasping it’s last breaths. The network should’ve taken a bit less of a cut and I think it would’ve saved the integrity of the show and saved them more viewers in the end and therefore more money than they’ll make from it now. I could go on with the big issues I see but what’s this point? The show shouldn’t be in this position but is b/c of bad choices.

        • TJ says:

          Excuse typos. I should proofread. The point is trying to make the same amount they made before by forcing them to make these cuts that are all painfully obvious in the final product ended up costing them more in the end. They should make it right like CBS did with “Criminal Minds” at the end of last season. But I have a feeling they won’t. Such a shame because it hurts the fans of the show and syndication and DVD sales in the end when they lessen the quality this badly-again costing them more money. I know myself and many others passed on buying last season of “House” because of the way last season went, especially the finale. And going by this season’s offerings so far, the chances are vastly more remote that I’m going to buy this new season. Actually, after an episode or two more if things don’t get better, and I doubt they will, I’m probably giving up on the show as well.

  13. Stephanie says:

    Im really glad that Hart of Dixie is doing really well. Last night’s episode was really good

  14. steve says:

    if prime suspect is doing so bad , why was The playboy club
    canceled ? It was a great show .

  15. Kim says:

    I’m thrilled that Castle is doing so well. It’s a great show with a stellar cast and crew. Last night’s episode was one of the best this year. I look forward to Mondays every week!! I hope the show continues for a LONG run!!

  16. Lisa says:

    Castle and Hart of Dixie

  17. kevin says:

    Is it too hard to ask on those Ashton-Demi breakup rumors that’s been going on for weeks? CBS doesn’t stand a chance in ratings or the fate of the revamped TWO AND A HALF MEN. Also, I really don’t know how TERRA NOVA will fare even if it means it will last one season tops.

  18. Katie says:

    Honest question here. Why didn’t NBC air the The Playboy Clubs already filmed episodes? I know that NBC wanted to drum up interest for Prime Suspect but they had to of known a repeat would get less ratings than an original.

  19. Liz says:

    I wish Prime Suspect was doing better. It’s such a good show!

  20. Anna M says:

    I was watching Castle. So happy they are doing better and better :)

  21. fernando says:

    I am so happy for HART OF DIXIE, I love me some Zoey Hart, she is so cute but I really think that the girl who plays Lemon should get an emmy last night her acting was over the roof goods, and so not something that you would see on The CW.

  22. Aidan Williams says:

    This makes me worried for Two and a Half Men and Mike & Molly but hopefully it will stay for more Seasons. I mean they are both my favourite shows and i wish them well. Chuck Lorre is a genuis and he should be congratulated for being such a good creator and a good writer.

  23. Hanna says:

    One more week and one more drop for 2.5 man. Expected because the show is just not funny anymore. Soon it will be lower than in the times Sheen was in , taking down the fat show and Hawaii five 0 with it.Of course Hawaii will go down anyway the moment TerryO’Quinn leaves the show and the plot is back to the boring four.

  24. nitemar says:

    Comedy shows are the hardest ones since its premise is to make people, you know, laugh. Not so with the ones Im watching..2 broke girls, Mike and Molly, and the mamma of all, Two and a half men. I think is best to read a good book rather than wasting my time gagging.

  25. Brandy says:

    2 broke girls was hilarious,gossip girl was good(imo, seasons 4 &5 are almost as good as season 1 & way bettsr than season 3. Hart of Dixie doing fairly well(for a cw show) and im glad cause Iove it.

  26. Lynn says:

    I watched HIMYM, 2 Broke Girls (LOVE THIS SHOW!), 2.5 Men (not sure how long that will be for, best comment was from Courtney Thorne Smith when she said she did soft porn to get on Melrose!) and Castle. LOVE LOVE LOVE Castle!!! They’ve had some heavy episodes and its nice that they balance them with fun ones. Loved the art gallery one and also looking forward to next week’s Halloween episode.

  27. Maka says:

    Damn. Sad to see people watching utter crap like Hawaii 5-0 over an actual high quality show like Prime Suspect. This is why the best television shows are on cable.

  28. moa says:

    castle all the way!!!

  29. Eliott256 says:

    All of this could have been avoided if Castle had a sassy gay friend

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