Make no mistake–the Charlie Sheen-less “Two and a Half Men” ratings have long fallen past the point of being anything to celebrate. The show remains a big draw, but it is nowhere near as popular as it was either during the curiosity period this fall or in the many prior years with Sheen as the headliner.
But good news can still be had from time to time, and CBS’ “Men” received such this week.
While the playing field could change upon the receipt of final adjustments, fast national data confirms that “Two and a Half Men” reclaimed its ratings crown on Monday.
The show delivered a 3.7 adults 18-49 rating with 11.0 million viewers. NBC’s “The Voice,” its main competition and recent Monday champion, delivered only a 3.6 with 9.9 million viewers for its two-hour telecast.
NBC’s show did technically perform better in the 9PM hour, but as long as these fast nationals hold up, CBS can at least claim it again has the top-rated show on Mondays.
The news was less rosy for CBS’ other comedies, which all fell to season lows. “How I Met Your Mother” dipped notably to a 3.0 and 7.3 million, while “2 Broke Girls” mustered a 3.3 and 8.4 million. Even with a slightly-improved “Men” lead-in, “Mike & Molly” still dropped a tad to a 3.1 with 9.6 million.