big bang theory cast TV Ratings: CBS comedies win, 'Bachelor' scandal does wellThe comedy lineup powered CBS to a win and a contestant scandal gave “The Bachelor” a slight boost over the premiere. 

The all-important 18-49 demo tuned in big for “House” with a 4.6/12 households, then turned its attention to CBS. “Chuck” had a decent showing, staying right in line with its premiere from Sunday night.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

FOX: “House” (12.2 million viewers, 7.3/11 households)
ABC: “The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love” (9.9 million, 6.6/10)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” (9.8 million, 6.0/9)/”Accidentally on Purpose” (8.5 million, 5.2/8)
NBC: “Chuck” (7.3 million, 4.3/7)
The CW: “One Tree Hill” rerun (1.2 million, 0.8/1)

18-49 leader: “House” (4.6)

9 p.m.

CBS: “Two and a Half Men” (17 million, 10.2/15)/”The Big Bang Theory” (15.8 million, 9.3/14)
ABC: “The Bachelor” (11 million, 7.4/11)
FOX: “Fringe” (7.8 million, 4.7/7)
NBC: “Heroes” (4.7 million, 2.9/4)
The CW: “Gossip Girl” rerun (742K, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: “Two and a Half Men”/”Big Bang Theory” (5.5)

10 p.m.

CBS: “CSI: Miami” (14 million, 8.7/15)
ABC: “Castle” (9.4 million, 6.3/11)
NBC: “The Jay Leno Show” (4.8 million, 3.1/5)

18-49 leader:
“CSI: Miami” (3.7)

UPDATE: We mistakenly put that a “House” rerun aired at the 9 pm hour on FOX. It has been amended to reflect the episode of “Fringe” that actually aired. We apologize for the error, the email we received with the ratings was incorrect.

information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are
preliminary and subject to change, especially in the case of live
telecasts. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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