After a month of declines following its stellar season premiere performance, Two and a Half Men may have found its ratings bottom -- and it's quite high. The show had a slight increase Monday night and helped make CBS the highest-rated network for the evening, according to preliminary numbers.
With ratings data from Game 5 of the World Series on Fox still pending, Men at 9 currently holds the best-rated spot in the adults 18-49 demographic. The show -- which drew massive interest with its September 19 premiere, thanks to the Ashton Kutcher-led revamp -- went up 5 percent to a 5.6 rating/13 share in the demographic, with 15.4 million total viewers.
The network began the night with How I Met Your Mother at 8, which scored a 4.3/12 and 9.8 million total viewers, while Two Broke Girls at 8:30 drew a 4.6/11 and 11.4 million total viewers. Mike & Molly at 9:30 enjoyed a 13 percent leap versus last week, receiving a 4.4/10 and 12.6 million total viewers. Hawaii 5-0 rounded out the night at 10, ticking up 6 percent for a 3.3/8 and 11 million total viewers. The combined performances gave CBS an average 4.2/10 and 11.9 million total viewers.
At ABC, Dancing With the Stars from 8 to 10 slipped 6 percent from last week with a 3.1/8 in the demo, though it had the night's biggest overall audience with 16.9 million total viewers. Castle at 10 ran flat with last week, taking a 2.5/6 and 11.1 million total viewers. Overall the network averaged 15 million total viewers for the night.
NBC's night began with The Sing-Off at 8, which tied its series low with a 6 percent decrease from last week, taking a 1.5/4 and 4.1 million total viewers. A Prime Suspect repeat closed the night at 10.
The CW enjoyed a night of growth, with Gossip Girl at 8 taking a 0.6/2 and growing 18 percent in total viewership with 1.4 million total viewers, while Hart of Dixie at 9 jumped 33 percent for a 0.8/2 and 2 million total viewers, a 19 percent increase in total viewership.