CBS’ decision to pull Partners and swap in sitcom repeats on Monday at 8:30 promptly paid dividends: A warmed-over Two and a Half Men last night drew 6.4 million total viewers while scoring a 2.1 demo rating, improving on Partners‘ final performance by 17 percent.
That in turn teed up 2 Broke Girls (9.74 mil/3.4) for a gain of 6 percent, while Mike & Molly held steady-ish at 9.24 mil/2.9.
Opening CBS’ night, How I Met Your Mother was flat with 7.9 mil/3.0, while Hawaii Five-0 closed things with 8.8 mil/2.2, up 11 and 5 percent week-to-week.
Elsewhere on Monday….
* Dancing With the Stars (14.1 mil/2.3) drew the night’s largest audience, while rising 10 percent in the demo. Castle (10.5 mil/2.0, up 5 percent) led the 10 o’clock hour in total audience but placed third in the demo.
* Fox’s Bones (7.1 mil/2.0) and The Mob Doctor (3.1 mil/0.9) both ticked up a tenth in the demo.
* The CW’s 90210 (with 783,000 viewers and a 0.4 rating) dropped two tenths in the demo; Gossip Girl (703K/0.3) slipped just one tenth.
* NBC’s The Voice (10.5 mil/3.7) fell 16 percent in the demo (to a season low for a Monday telecast) but nonetheless led the night in that measure. Revolution, after a couple weeks of declines, stabilized at 7 mil/2.6.