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December 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS’s Two and a Half Men continued to produce commanding numbers Monday night, despite competition from the return of Fear Factor, which gave NBC the best ratings it has enjoyed on that night in years. The sitcom, which stars Ashton Kutcher, attracted 14.7 million men, making it the highest-rated show of the night on broadcast TV. (It also faced competition from Monday Night Football on ESPN, whose cable ratings were not immediately available.) A two hour Fear Factor that began at 8:00 p.m. averaged 8.6 million, but failed to give much of a boost to Rock Center with Brian Williams at 10:00 p.m. While the news magazine averaged 4 million viewers, up a bit from previous episodes, the boost was largely attributable to curiosity over the debut of Chelsea Clinton as a correspondent for the program.