Primetime Ratings: CBS Comedies Connect With Viewers

NBC finishes second, Fox third, ABC fourth with the CW finishing fifth.

 It was CBS, then everybody else Monday night as the network's sitcom lineup blew away the competition, capped by a win for procedural drama CSI: Miami.

CBS Averaged a 4.3 rating/11 share in the 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen overnight numbers, with network TV's top sitcom, Two and a Half Men, scoring the night's highest ratings with a 5.6/13

CBS won or tied for first in every half hour of prime, including solid time period wins for Big Bang Theory (4.2/11), How I Met Your Mother (4.6/11), and CSI: Miami (3.9/10) at 10-11, which more than doubled the rating of its next-closest competitor (NBC's My Own Worst Enemy at a 1.6/4).

NBC was second with a 2.6/7, led by the season finale of Heroes at a 3.6/9.

Fox was third at a 2.1/5. Its top show was Prison Break at a 2.2/5, good enough for third place in the hotly contested 9-10 hour.

ABC was fourth with a 1.5/4. It got no rating punch from a two-hour 20/20 special, Drama High, on the making of a high school musical, not to be confused with High School Musical, the Disney Channel hit. This was a reality show about a real high school's production of The Wiz. The show averaged a 1.2/3 at 9-11.

The CW was fifth with a .6/1 for a repeat of Gossip Girl and a new One Tree Hill