So, Mike & Molly moved into Two and a Half Men's Monday night anchor spot last night.
How did CBS fare with their new "We'll show Charlie Sheen!" strategy?
Sheen showed CBS.
In its first try at 9 p.m., Mike & Molly averaged an estimated 7.9 million viewers, down a whopping 42 percent from what Two and a Half Men scored there on the same night last year.
To be fair, Mike & Molly was the night's top comedy, Mad Love was a big-time buzzkill at 8:30 p.m., and Warner Bros., not CBS, was the one that canned Sheen.
Two and a Half Men, its endless reruns now consigned to 9:30 p.m., was the night's next-most-watched comedy.
So, yeah, even at No. 2, Sheen is still winning.
Other TV ratings winners—and losers:
• House hit 150 episodes old in fine-enough form. Last night, House was Monday's No. 2 show among 18-to-49-year-olds, behind Dancing With the Stars with 9 million.
• On the Kardashians' TV family tree, Khloé & Lamar (2.6 million premiere viewers) roughly sits between Kourtney & Kim Take Miami (2.7 million) and Kourtney & Kim Take New York (3 million).
• iCarly (7.4 million viewers) was cable's No. 1 show. Other stand-outs: the Teen Mom 2 reunion show (3.6 million); and, Army Wives (3.4 million) .
• Breaking In (9.8 million) got off to a Top 10 demo start in Nielsen's latest broadcast standings, no small big thanks to lead-in, the Wednesday American Idol (TV-best 23.1 million).
• No Ordinary Family's season finale was so ordinary (5.7 million viewers) the episode might well have been its series finale.