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CBS Mid-Season Comedy 'Mad Love' Enjoys Decent Debut Ratings

Jason Biggs/Sarah Chalke sitcom holds its own at 8:30 on a big night overall for CBS

The debut of CBS' new Monday-night 8:30 comedy "Mad Love" yielded respectable ratings, helping the network win the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

The Pamela Fryman-created young-adult relationship comedy, which stars Jason Biggs and Sarah Chalke, averaged a 3.0 rating/8 share in adults 18-49, down about 19 percent from its "How I Met Your Mother" lead-in, and only off about 8 percent in total viewers

"Mad Love" was up narrowly, 4 percent, in households over the show it replaced, "Rules of Engagement."

CBS' night was also bolstored by the 9:30 run of freshman Chuck Lorre comedy "Mike & Molly," which had its season high in total viewers (13.1 million).