The hype over Ashton Kutcher and Two and A Half Men has finally settled down and the ratings are starting to show it: The sitcom posted a 5.8 rating/13 share and 15.8 million viewers on Monday — down 7% to its lowest rated episode this season, according to early results. But hey, the competition should be so lucky to report such “dips” in the ratings: CBS still won the night in the key 18-49 demo (3.9/9), even though all of its comedies — and one drama — posted season lows. How I Met Your Mother earned a 3.9/11 and 8.9 million, followed by 2 Broke Girls (4.2/10, 10.5 million), Mike & Molly (4.0/9, 11.7 million) and Hawaii Five-0 (2.6/6, 9.7 million).

Ratings are all screwy over at Fox due to a baseball overrun so take these numbers with a grain of salt: From 9-10, the combination of Terra Nova and House posted a 2.6/6 and 6.8 million. From 10 to 11, House got a 2.3/6 and 5.8 million. That is, we think. Better results will come out this afternoon.

Local NFL preemptions helped Dancing with the Stars on ABC — not that its numbers were that super. Monday’s episode (3.1/8, 16.3 million) matched its lowest performance show rating ever. Is Nancy Grace or Rob Kardashian to blame? Through its first four weeks, Dancing is down 24% versus last fall (3.4/8 vs. 4.5/12). Castle, as a result, hit a season low (2.4/6, 11.1 million).

On NBC, The Sing-Off notched a tiny 1.4/4 and 4.2 million. That’s its worst performance ever, man. A repeat of Prime Suspect (.7/2, 2.9 million) replaced the canceled Playboy Club.

Bottom line: ABC (for now) came in second in the demo with a 2.9/9), followed by Fox (2.7/7), NBC (1.2/3), Univision (1.4/3) and CW (.6/1). In viewers, ABC was on top with 15 million, followed by CBS (11.1 million), Fox (7.6 million), NBC (3.8 million), Univision (3.3 million), and CW (1.4 million).

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