CBS wins Monday with comedy block


CBS won Monday night despite its overall average dipping this week.

The network's comedies have settled somewhat since their return a few weeks ago, but continue to be competitive in their time periods. There's "Big Bang Theory" (7.7 million, 2.9/8), "How I Met Your Mother" (8 million, 3.4/9) and "Two and a Half Men" (13.8 million, 5.3/13). Also, "Rules of Engagement" returned to match its prior average (10.3 million, 4.0/10).  "CSI: Miami" was a repeat.

ABC was second, with "Dancing With the Stars" (17 million, 4.0/11) the second highest-rated show of the night, though the episode was also the show's lowest-rated ever. At 9:30 p.m., "Samantha Who" (10 million, 3.0/7) slipped while "The Bachelor" was on par (7 million, 2.5/7). Though CBS won the night in the demo, ABC led among total viewers (12 million).

In third, NBC had a two-hour "Deal or No Deal" (9.7 million, 2.9/7) and "Medium" (9.6 million, 3.1/8).

Fox aired "Bones" (8.5 million, 2.8/8) and the season finale of "New Amsterdam" (6.8 million, 2.1/5).

The CW moved "One Tree Hill" (2.7 million, 1.3/3) to Mondays and gave the network its best-ever performance in the time period in its adults 18-to-34 demographic (2.0/5).