Fast National ratings for Monday, February 14, 2011.
FOX's "House" took a huge drop on Valentine's Day Monday, which probably contributed to a Week Two drop for "The Chicago Code" and definitely contributed to an easy Monday night win for CBS, including new comedy "Mad Love."
Among adults 18-49, CBS averaged a 3.4 rating for the night, beating the 2.7 ratings for ABC and FOX in the key demographic. NBC was a distant fourth with a 1.6 rating, still far ahead of the 0.7 rating for the struggling CW.
Overall, CBS averaged an estimated 11.21 million viewers to go with a 6.8 rating/11 share. ABC was a solid second with a 5.9/10 and 9.09 million viewers, topping FOX's 8.6 million viewers and a 5.1/8. NBC stayed fourth with a 3.7/6 and 6.01 million viewers, far ahead of the 0.9/1 and 1.345 million viewers for The CW.
8 p.m. - CBS started the night off in first with "How I Met Your Mother" (9.6 million viewers and 3.7 demo rating) and the series premiere of "Mad Love" (8.84 million and a 3.0 demo rating). ABC's "The Bachelor" was a close second with 8.87 million viewers and a 2.7 demo rating. FOX's "House" averaged 9.91 million viewers and a 3.4 demo rating, down more than 2 million viewers and nearly a full demo ratings point from last week. NBC's "Chuck" averaged 5.48 million viewers and a 1.7 demo rating, up slightly over last week in total viewers and in line with the past three weeks in the demo. The CW's "90210" averaged a mighty low 1.38 million viewers and a 0.7 demo rating.
9 p.m. - "Two and a Half Men" (14.525 million viewers and a 4.2 demo rating) and "Mike & Molly" (13.12 million and a 3.8 demo rating) ruled the 9 p.m. hour for CBS, with "Two and a Half Men" slightly down from last week and "Mike & Molly" slightly up. ABC's "The Bachelor" was second with 9.64 million viewers and a 3.0 demo rating. In its second week, "The Chicago Code" averaged 7.29 million viewers and a 2.0 demo, falling roughly into line with "Lie to Me" numbers for the hour. NBC's pre-cancelled "The Cape" continued its slide with 4.07 million viewers and a 1.2 demo rating in fourth. The CW's "Gossip Girl" averaged only 1.31 million viewers and a 0.7 demo rating.
10 p.m. - "Hawaii Five-0" maintained its hold on the 10 p.m. hour for CBS, winning the slot with 10.59 million viewers and a 2.8 demo rating. ABC's "Castle" was second with 8.75 million viewers and a 2.2 demo rating. That left NBC's "Harry's Law" in a close third with 8.49 million viewers and a 1.7 demo rating.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.
A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.