CBS' comedies easily win Monday
'Momma's Boys' transitions to new time slotOn Monday, viewers flocked to encores of CBS' comedies, which easily won the night for the network, while Ryan Seacrest's NBC reality series "Momma's Boys" had a rocky transition to its regular Monday time slot.
Led by a rerun of "Two and a Half Men" (11.8 million viewers, 3.5 rating/10 share among adults 18-49), the highest-rated program of the night, CBS averaged 8.4 million viewers and a 2.4/7 in 18-49.
Following the "Today Show Looks Back at 2008" special at 8 p.m. (6.2 million, 1.5/5), the two-hour premiere of NBC's "Momma's Boys" drew 5 million viewers and a 1.7/5 in 18-49, down 32% in the demo from its preview behind the finale of "The Biggest Loser" last Tuesday.
On a positive note, "Mama's Boys" grew steadily, adding viewers every half-hour.
NBC (5.4 million, 1.7/5) finished fourth in viewers and third in adults 18-49 for the night.
ABC's broadcast of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" boosted the network to second place with an average of 7 million viewers and a 2.2/6 in 18-49.
Fox (5.6 million, 2.0/6) aired a "House" repeat leading into new "Prison Break."