chicago code pilot TV ratings: 'Two and a Half Men' leads CBS to Monday title, OK start for 'The Chicago Code'Fast National ratings for Monday, Feb. 7, 2011

CBS scored a ratings win Monday thanks to “Two and a Half Men,” which was the night’s most-watched show. A better-than-average night for “House” helped FOX’s new series “The Chicago Code” earn decent premiere ratings, but “Harry’s Law” suffered its first real ratings decline since its premiere.

CBS averaged 11.5 million viewers and a 7.1 rating/11 share among households in primetime to finish a little ahead of FOX (10.9 million, 6.5/10). ABC also had a better-than-average night with 9.6 million viewers and a 6.2/10. NBC (6.4 million, 3.8/6) was a ways back in fourth, while The CW delivered 1.7 million viewers and a 1.2/2.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, CBS’ 3.5 rating barely beat FOX’s 3.4. ABC came in third in the key demo with a 2.9. NBC’s 1.6 was good enough for fourth, while The CW averaged 0.8.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

FOX: “House” (12.3 million viewers, 7.3/11 households)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” (10.1 million, 6.2/9)/”Rules of Engagement” (9.5 million, 5.7/9)
ABC: “The Bachelor” (9.5 million, 6.3/9)
NBC: “Chuck” (5.4 million, 3.1/5)
The CW: “90210” (1.8 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: “House” (4.3)

9 p.m.

CBS: “Two and a Half Men” (15.1 million, 9.1/14)/“Mike & Molly” (12.7 million, 7.8/12)
ABC: “The Bachelor” (10 million, 6.6/10)
FOX: “The Chicago Code” series premiere (9.4 million, 5.7/9)
NBC: “The Cape” (4.6 million, 2.7/4)
The CW: “Gossip Girl” (1.6 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: “Two and a Half Men” (4.4)

10 p.m.

CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” (10.85 million, 6.8/11)
ABC: “Castle” (9.3 million, 5.8/10)
NBC: “Harry’s Law” (9.1 million, 5.8/10)

18-49 leader: “Hawaii Five-0” (2.8)

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