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Strong 'Two and a Half Men' Lifts CBS Ratings

Stars were dancing and heroes were being heroic, but neither could break CBS's grip on Monday nights.
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Stars were dancing and heroes were being heroic, but neither could break CBS's grip on Monday nights, driven by the network's continuing star sitcom performer, Two and a Half Men.

Men
averaged a 5.1/12 in the 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen overnight numbers. Combined with a time-period-winning performance from CSI: Miami at 10 p.m. (3.8/10) and a 3.9/10 from How I Met Your Mother at 8:30, CBS scored a solid win with a 3.9/10 average for the night.

ABC was second with a 3.3/8 in the demo, led by Dancing With the Stars wiht a 3.9/10. Samantha Who? averaged a 3/7 at 9:30-10 for third place in that time period.

NBC was third with a 2.9/7, led by Heroes with a 3.9/9 at 9-10, good enough for second place in the time period behind CBS.

Fox averaged a 2.2/5, led by Prison Break. Terminator, which

Fox gave a full-season pickup

to last week, averaged a 2.1/5.

The CW averaged a 1.7/4, led by a 1.9/4 for One Tree Hill.

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