'The Bachelor' Powers ABC to Monday Win

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Charlie Sheen headlines do not juice tune-in for Two And a Half Men rerun.

Charlie Sheen’s latest stint in the headlines had no discernible effect on last night’s Two And a Half Men. 

The CBS sitcom was in reruns along with the rest of the network’s Monday lineup. Men averaged a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 11.2 million viewers overall, up only 3% compared to last week’s episode, which was also a rerun. CBS averaged a 2.4 rating for the night (8-11 p.m.) with 8.1 million viewers for a second place finish.
 
ABC was No. 1 for the night (2.7, 8.4 million) with two hours of The Bachelor powering the network to its best Monday ratings in ten weeks. The Bachelor won its two-hour time period (8-10 p.m.) with a 3.2 rating and 9.5 million viewers. 
 
Fox was third for the night with a new episode of Human Target (2.1, 7.8 million) turning in its best demo rating this season. Unfortunately, the season finale of Lie to Me (2.2, 7.5 million) was down 12% from last week’s series high.
 
NBC was fourth for the night with Chuck (1.7, 5.5 million) down 11% week-to-week to match its series low, followed by The Cape (1.5, 5.3 million) which did hit a series low. But there was one bright spot for NBC, new Kathy Bates legal drama Harry’s Law (2.1, 10.8 million) won its 10 p.m. timeslot.
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