jon cryer two and a half men 320 TV ratings: CBS comedies beat the 'House' MondayFast National ratings for Monday, Feb. 1, 2010

“The Bachelor” had its best night of the season Monday, but it wasn’t quite good enough to overtake “House” and CBS’ comedy big guns in the ratings.

CBS ended the night on top, averaging 12.7 million viewers and a 7.8 rating/12 share in households. FOX (11.55 million, 6.8/10) came in second, followed by ABC (10.4 million, 6.7/10). NBC finished a ways back in fourth with 5 million viewers and a 3.0/5, and The CW (2.1 million, 1.4/2) trailed.

CBS also scored the top spot among adults 18-49 with a 4.1 rating, narrowly beating FOX’s 3.9. ABC wasn’t far behind with a 3.5. NBC averaged 1.9 and The CW 1.0.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

FOX: “House” (13.35 million viewers, 7.8/12 households)
ABC: “The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love” (11.1 million, 7.1/11)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” (9.4 million, 5.8/9)/”Accidentally on Purpose” (8.5 million, 5.3/8)
NBC: “Chuck” (6.7 million, 3.9/6)
The CW: “One Tree Hill” (2.15 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader: “House” (4.8)

9 p.m.

CBS: “Two and a Half Men” (16.5 million, 9.9/15)/“The Big Bang Theory” (15.4 million, 9.1/14)
ABC: “The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love” (12.2 million, 7.8/12)
FOX: “24” (9.8 million, 5.8/9)
NBC: “Heroes” (4.4 million, 2.7/4)
The CW: “Life Unexpected” (2.1 million, 1.3/2)

18-49 leader:
“The Big Bang Theory” (5.4)

10 p.m.

CBS: “CSI: Miami” (13.3 million, 8.5/14)
ABC: “Castle” rerun (8 million, 5.2/9)
NBC: “The Jay Leno Show” (3.9 million, 2.5/4)

18-49 leader: “CSI: Miami” (3.6)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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Posted by:Rick Porter