Two and a Half Men, Mike and Molly

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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.

 Oscars, schmoscars! Megan Fox showed up Kate Winslet when, among HBO shows for the week, the premiere of Fox's 2010 bomb, Jonah Hex (1.2 million), outdrew Winslet's Mildred Pierce (964,000).

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.

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