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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Feb. 1) -- rack 'em up for CBS/CBS11

CBS returned to Monday night dominance with new episodes of prime-time's two top-rated comedies and CSI: Miami.

Two and a Half Men was the day's biggest draw, with 407,178 D-FW viewers from 8 to 8:30 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (380,033 viewers) kept most of the audience before CSI: Miami (386,819 viewers) built it back up a bit.

All three CBS mainstays also won their time periods among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds.

CBS sagged in the first hour of prime-time, though, where new episodes of How I Met Your Mother and Accidentally On Purpose ran fourth in total viewers behind Fox's league-leading House (257,879 viewers). The not-so-good doctor sagged to third place with 18-to-49-year-olds, though, with NBC's Chuck the winner and ABC's first hour of The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love sliding into second.

It was another miserable night for NBC's lame duck, sad sack Jay Leno Show, which easily had the night's smallest audience (54,290 viewers) among the Big Four broadcast networks. Leno even drew fewer viewers than The CW's combo of One Tree Hill (88,222) and Life Unexpected (61,077).

In local news derby results, CBS11 returned to the 10 p.m. winner's circle in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

The news numbers otherwise were controlled by NBC5, which ran the table at 6 a.m., and WFAA8 (across-the-board wins at both 5 and 6 p.m.).

TXA21's "First In Prime" 7 to 9 p.m. newscasts had a sub-terrible night of it. The 7 p.m. portion had 5,429 total viewers and the 8 p.m. hour, 6,108. This made a comparative Goliath of The 33's 9 p.m. local news hour. It had 27,145 viewers while still being dwarfed by Fox4's competing 9 p.m. edition (196,803 viewers).