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:
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• 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?