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Despite Undercover Boss debut and live X Factor, Two And A Half Men triumphs

Nine’s Two And A Half Men saw off all comers on Monday night – topping the TV ratings ahead of Ten’s Junior Masterchef and debut of Undercover Boss Australia, Seven’s the X Factor Live elimination and sci-fi drama The Event and Nine’s modern BBC version of Sherlock.  

Despite the competitive schedule, the 7pm episode of the US sitcom won the night for Nine, with an average audience of 1.459m, according to preliminary metro ratings from OzTam. The 7.30pm episode rated 1.316m, third for the night, behind Seven News (1.37m).

Undercover Boss Australia, which featured Domino’s Pizza boss Don Meij, was fourth for the night, rating 1.314m.

The movie length episode of Sherlock rated 1.245m, sixth for the night.

Junior Masterchef was ninth for the night with 1.125m.

The X Factor was 11th with 1.056m.

Meanwhile, The Event faded badly for Seven to 642,000, 21st for Monday.

Top 15 shows:

  1. Two and a Half Men – Episode 1 Nine 1.459m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.370m
  3. Two and a Half Men – Episode 2 Nine 1.316m
  4. Undercover Boss Ten 1.314m
  5. Today Tonight Seven 1.264m
  6. Sherlock Nine 1.245m
  7. A Current Affair Nine 1.216m
  8. Nine News Nine 1.186m
  9. Junior Masterchef Ten 1.125m
  10. Two and a Half Men – 7:00pm Nine 1.079m
  11. The X Factor Seven 1.056m
  12. ABC News ABC 1.033m
  13. Home and Away Seven 1.007m
  14. Australian Story ABC 0.867m
  15. The 7:30 Report ABC 0.807m

Monday’s share:

  • Nine: 26.6%
  • Ten: 20.6%
  • Seven: 20.0%
  • ABC1: 14.3%
  • SBS1: 5.0%
  • GO!: 4.0%
  • 7mate: 2.1%
  • 7TWO: 1.9%
  • Gem: 1.8%
  • ABC2: 1.5%
  • SBS2: 0.8%
  • ABC3: 0.5%
  • One: 0.5%
  • ABC News 24: 0.4%
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