'Men' at work for CBS in viewers, demo


NEW YORK -- CBS pulled out a dual victory in viewership and adults 18-49 in Monday's primetime, Nielsen Media Research said Tuesday.

CBS won two of three hours in primetime, thanks to a repeat "Two and a Half Men" (10.5 million, 3.4 rating/9 share in the adults 18-49 demographic) as well as "CSI: Miami" (9.4 million, 3.0/8). "Men" was the top show in both viewership and the demo Monday night.

ABC spoiled CBS' party at 8 p.m. with a repeat "Wife Swap" (5.7 million, 2.3/7) that bested sitcoms "How I Met Your Mother" (5.7 million, 2.0/7) and "The New Adventures of Old Christine" (6.1 million, 2.1/6) as well as repeats on NBC and Fox.

But ABC slowed with a new "Fat March" (4.7 million, 1.8/5) at 9 p.m. and fell further with a repeat "Supernanny" (4.1 million, 1.7/5) at 10 p.m. NBC's "Dateline" (5.2 million, 1.6/5) was slightly behind for third place in the demo.

Monday averages: ABC (4.8 million, 1.9/6); CBS (8.2 million, 2.7/8); NBC (3.9 million, 1.3/4); Fox (3.1 million, 1.1/3); and the CW (2.3 million, 0.9/3).