TV Ratings: 'Terra Nova' Grows, 'Two and a Half Men' Continues to Drop

CBS notches another victory on the strength of "How I Met Your Mother" and "Hawaii Five-0."

Without the baseball playoffs delaying its programming this week, Fox saw its lineup improve.

Terra Nova (8 million total viewers, 2.7 rating in adults 18-49 demographic) rose 8 percent in the demo and 14 percent in total viewers, while House (8.4 million, 3.1) -- marking Olivia Wilde's final appearance on the medical drama -- improved 15 percent in 18-49 from last Monday's telecast. Notably, House tied with Hawaii Five-0 as Monday's highest-rated drama of the night.

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While Fox saw increases across the board, CBS wasn't so lucky. But still, the network topped the night in the key 18-49 demo, averaging a 4.0 rating to easily take home the victory. How I Met Your Mother (9.8 million, 4.1) and Hawaii Five-0 (10.9 million, 3.1) were the only CBS shows to improve, while rookie comedy 2 Broke Girls (11.3 million, 4.3) and Mike & Molly (11.6 million, 3.9) were flat. Two and a Half Men (14.9 million, 5.2) continued to drop, this time dipping 12 percent to its lowest-rated episode so far this season. Even so, Men was the night's highest-rated program overall.

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ABC placed a distant second in 18-49, averaging a 3.0. Dancing With the Stars (17.4 million, 3.2) was boosted 7 percent from last week. The reality competition series was also the most-watched program -- unscripted or scripted. Castle (11.5 million, 3.1) grew an impressive 24 percent from last week's season low.

Fox followed with a 2.9 rating in primetime and NBC right behind in fourth with a 1.3. NBC's The Sing-Off (4.3 million, 1.6) improved 7 percent. A rerun of Prime Suspect (2.7 million, 0.8) rose just a tad.

The CW's Gossip Girl (1.3 million, 0.6) remained steady and Hart of Dixie's (1.7 million, 0.7) heat wave episode improved a tenth.

CBS -- 4.0            
· How I Met Your Mother: 9.8 million, 4.1        
· 2 Broke Girls: 11.3 million, 4.3  
· Two and a Half Men: 14.9 million, 5.2       
· Mike & Molly: 11.6 million, 3.9 
· Hawaii Five-0: 10.9 million, 3.1 
 
ABC -- 3.0             
· Dancing With the Stars: 17.4 million, 3.2           
· Castle: 11.5 million, 3.1
 
Fox -- 2.9
· Terra Nova: 8 million, 2.7          
· House: 8.4 million, 3.1
 
NBC -- 1.3            
· The Sing-Off: 4.3 million, 1.6           
· Prime Suspect (R): 2.7 million, 0.8   
 
The CW -- 0.7           
· Gossip Girl: 1.3 million, 0.6         
· Hart of Dixie: 1.7 million, 0.7
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