TV ratings: 'Two and a Half Men' leads CBS to Monday win

two-and-a-half-men-jon-cryer-charlie-sheen-320.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, Dec. 27, 2010

Monday's highest-rated show will likely end up being "Monday Night Football" on ESPN. On the broadcast networks, though, CBS coasted to a win with a lineup of reruns, with "Two and a Half Men" leading the way.

CBS averaged 7.6 million viewers and a 4.8 rating/8 share in households for the night, beating second-place ABC (5.5 million, 3.3/5) by a couple million viewers. FOX came in third with 3.5 million viewers and a 2.2/4. NBC (2.7 million, 1.7/3) took fourth, and The CW (876,000, 0.5/1) trailed.

CBS also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.9 rating, beating out ABC's 1.6. FOX's 1.0 was good enough for third, followed by NBC (0.8) and The CW (0.3).

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"How I Met Your Mother" rerun (6.4 million viewers, 3.9/7 households)/ "Rules of Engagement" rerun (6 million, 3.8/6)
ABC: Movie - "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (5.3 million, 3.1/5)
FOX: "House" rerun (4 million, 2.5/4)
NBC: "Chuck" rerun (3.3 million, 2.1/3)
The CW: "90210" rerun (990,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "How I Met Your Mother" (1.9)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"Two and a Half Men" (9.7 million, 6.1/10)/ "Mike & Molly" (8.2 million, 5.2/8)
ABC: "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (5.6 million, 3.1/5)
FOX: "Lie to Me" rerun (2.9 million, 2.0/3)
NBC: "Chuck" rerun (2.6 million, 1.5/2)
The CW: "Gossip Girl" rerun (762,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: "Two and a Half Men" (2.4)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"Hawaii Five-0" rerun (7.7 million, 4.8/8)
ABC: "Castle" rerun (5.7 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: "Chuck" rerun (2.3 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader: "Hawaii Five-0" (1.7)

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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