Reruns of CBS's Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory managed to score ratings well above anything else airing Monday night, according to Nielsen Media Research. Men drew 8.7 million viewers at 9 00 p.m., while Theory attracted 8.2 million at 9 30 p.m. A fresh edition of ABC's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire scored decent ratings at 8 00 p.m. with 7 million viewers, a tad above what it has averaged since it returned to the air for a two week run last week. (Appearing on CNN's Larry King Live show Monday, Millionaire host Regis Philbin acknowledged that the current series represents "a rougher go" than the original one did 10 years ago. "First of all, the show isn't going to surprise anybody," Philbin said, "but it's a fun show for me to do. And I think for people to see, too. I think it's something different in primetime, and, Larry, between us, primetime needs a lot of help.")

18/08/2009