TV ratings: 'Two and a Half Men' leads a rerun-heavy Monday

jon-cryer-two-and-a-half-men-320.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, Dec. 28, 2009

The broadcast networks essentially took the night off Monday, with reruns and a movie on ABC filling the schedule. Per usual when that happens, CBS finished the night on top.

Led by "Two and a Half Men," CBS drew 8.6 million viewers and a 5.4 rating/9 share in households for the evening. ABC (6.25 million, 3.6/6) came in second, while FOX (4.7 million, 3.0/5) took third. NBC finished fourth with just 2.7 million viewers and a 1.7/3, but that was still a good ways ahead of The CW (916,000, 0.6/1).

CBS also led among adults 18-49 with a 2.2 rating, edging ABC's 2.1 for the top spot. FOX, 1.5, finished third, followed by NBC, 1.0, and The CW, 0.3.

Monday's hour-by-hour standings:

8 p.m.

ABC:
Movie - "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" (6.05 million viewers, 3.6/6 households)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" rerun (6.05 million, 3.8/6)/"Accidentally on Purpose" rerun (5.8 million, 3.6/6)
FOX: "House" rerun (4.8 million, 3.0/5)
NBC: "Community" reruns - two episodes (2.85 million, 1.8/3)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" rerun (1.15 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" (1.8)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"Two and a Half Men" rerun (11 million, 6.7/11)/ "The Big Bang Theory" rerun (10 million, 6.1/10)
ABC: "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" (6.4 million, 3.6/6)
FOX: "Lie to Me" rerun (4.5 million, 2.9/5)
NBC: "Community" reruns - two episodes (2 million, 1.4/2)
The CW: "Gossip Girl" rerun (681,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader:
"The Big Bang Theory" (3.0)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"CSI: Miami" rerun (9.4 million, 6.1/10)
ABC: "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" (6.25 million, 3.5/6)
NBC: "The Jay Leno Show" rerun (3.2 million, 2.1/4)

18-49 leader: "CSI: Miami" and "Pirates" tied at 2.2

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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