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Viewers on Monday 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 "Momma's Boys" drew 5 million viewers and a 1.7/5 in 18-49, down 32% in the demo from last week.
The Style Network is collaborating with SaysMe.tv for its series "Ruby," which follows 500-pound woman Ruby Gettinger. For a fee, viewers can go to MyStyle.com to purchase and customize TV ads with their names, which SaysMe.tv will place on the cable network and market of their choice.
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Pacific Design Center will host a retrospective of the artwork of veteran writer-director Blake Edwards from Jan. 9-30. He will showcase the paintings, watercolors and sculptures he has created during the past 40 years.