CBS comedies beam; 'Heroes' ratings cower


CBS and Fox on Monday night enjoyed some week-over-week growth, while NBC's hero-drama lineup downshifted into ratings red alert.

The good news: CBS won the night with several shows bouncing from last week: "The Big Bang Theory" (9.4 million viewers, 3.7/10 share in the national adults 18-49 demographic), "How I Met Your Mother" (9 million, 4.0/10) and "Two and a Half Men" (14 million, 5.1/12) were all up about 9%. "Worst Week" (8.9 million, 3.0/7) was up a tenth of a point (3%). At 10 p.m., "CSI: Miami" (13.9 million, 4.0/10) won the hour yet fell slightly.

In second, ABC had "Dancing With the Stars" (18.6 million, 4.3/11), which held steady, and "Boston Legal" (8.8 million, 2.2/6), which rose slightly.

In third, NBC showed an across-the-board decline. "Chuck" (5.8 million, 2.3/8) dropped 15%, and "Heroes" (8.2 million, 4.0/9) fell 11%. At 10 p.m., "Life" (5.6 million, 2.2/6) tumbled 19%. (partialdiff)