By Tim Stack
Updated September 08, 2009 at 09:12 PM EDT
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Despite airing a repeat, CBS’ comedy Two and a Half Men still managed to lure the biggest Labor Day audience last night with 8.7 million viewers, according to preliminary overnight ratings. Elsewhere, NBC scored with back-to-back airings of Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Dateline: NBC.

TimeShowViewers (in millions)

8pm

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC)

5.4

8:30pm

How I Met Your Mother (CBS)

5.0 (repeat)

9pm

Two and a Half Men (CBS)

8.7 (repeat)

9:30pm

The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

7.8 (repeat)

10pm

Dateline: NBC (NBC)

6.5

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