TV ratings: 'Men,' 'Big Bang' lead CBS Monday

charliesheen_twoandahalfmen_290.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, Dec. 7, 2009

With "House" taking the week off on FOX, CBS coasted to a ratings win Monday night. Comedies "Two and a Half Men" and "The Big Bang Theory" led the way.

CBS averaged 12.2 million viewers and a 7.4 rating/12 share for the night, easily beating second-place FOX (8.5 million, 5.3/8). ABC's 7.45 million viewers and 4.5/7 were good for third. NBC (5.7 million, 3.8/6) came in fourth, and The CW (2.4 million, 1.5/2), while up a touch from last week, still trailed.

The adults 18-49 crown also went to CBS, which scored a 4.1 in the demographic. FOX took second at 2.3, just ahead of ABC's 2.2. NBC averaged 1.5 and The CW 1.2.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

FOX:
Special - "Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special" (8.9 million viewers, 5.5/9 households)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" (9.1 million, 5.6/9)/"Accidentally on Purpose" (8.3 million, 5.0/8)
ABC: Special - "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" (8 million, 4.4/7)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" rerun (6.6 million, 4.5/7)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" (2.6 million, 1.6/3)

18-49 leader: "How I Met Your Mother" (3.5)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"Two and a Half Men" (15.2 million, 9.0/13)/"The Big Bang Theory" (14.7 million, 8.6/13)
FOX: "Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special" (8.2 million, 5.0/8)
ABC: "Find My Family" (5.9 million, 3.8/6)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" rerun (5.8 million, 3.8/6)
The CW: "Gossip Girl" (2.2 million, 1.5/2)

18-49 leader: "The Big Bang Theory" (5.7)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"CSI: Miami" (12.9 million, 8.2/13)
ABC: "Castle" (8.4 million, 5.4/9)
NBC: "The Jay Leno Show" (4.7 million, 3.2/5)

18-49 leader:
"CSI: Miami" (3.8)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.

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Photo credit: CBS
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