'Chicago Code' Premieres Soft for Fox
Despite being the most-watched series premiere of the season, the drama was still third in timeslot behind CBS comedies and ABC’s The Bachelor.
Two and a Half Men won Monday. It was first in the 18-49 demographic (4.4) and total viewers (15.3 million).
Still, the show was down 4 percent from its last original episode, which aired Jan. 17. Sheen is due to return to set later this month, his rep announced Monday night.
Fox's premiere of The Chicago Code earned a 2.4 rating in the demo and drew 9.4 million viewers, up 26 percent in adults 18-49 and 50 percent in total viewers verses Lie to Me, which had aired in the same time slot. It was Fox's highest rated series premiere in total viewers of the season.
House was up 16 percent from its Jan. 24 episode with a 4.3 demo ratings and 12. 3 million viewers, marking its highest performance in the season among both adults 18-49 and total viewers.
ABC's The Bachelor was down 3 percent from last week (3.1), and Castle was up 4 percent (2.5).
On CBS, How I Met Your Mother (3.8) was down 5 percent versus the Jan. 17 episode, Rules of Engagement (3.2) and Mike & Molly (3.6) were down 3 percent and Hawaii Five-0 (2.8) tied its series low.
It was a rough night for NBC. Chuck was flat at 1.7, but tied its series low. The Cape (1.3) also earned a series now, down 13 percent, as did Harry's Law, which was down a whopping 19 percent (1.7).
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