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Ratings Are In! Two & A Half Men Destroys The Competition!

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And by the competition, we mean its rivalry with itself.

Everyone knew the world was going to tune to watch Ashton Kutcher take over for Charlie Sheen on Two and A Half Men, but considering these numbers, Chuck Lorre should be sending his new star all kinds of muffin baskets!

2.5 Men premiered with an outrageous 18.7 rating and a 26 share. To compare, last season's premiere came in at 9.5/14. Now, a 9.5 is not something to scoff at. That's very strong. But at 18.7 … that's just UNBELIEVABLE!

So, in total, the show had about 27.7 million viewers. No show gets that kind of turn out - except maybe American Idol!

But can they really hold those numbers? Sure, there is hope for next week since the premiere is a two-parter, but beyond that …

Guess we'll just have to wait and see. Super impressive start though. Ya'll should be very proud.

Now, we wonder how Charlie's roast did!

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29 comments to “Ratings Are In! Two & A Half Men Destroys The Competition!”

  1. 1

    The only reason it did so well was because it was the season opener with a new lead actor. I personally thought it sucked- it isn't the same without Charlie. Chuck Lorre should've swallowed his pride and kept the person that made the show what it was.

  2. 2

    First! It was awful. The show will decline rapidly. There was no chemistry betweern Alan and Walter. Alan doesn't work, being the mentor. Horrible show .

  3. 3

    This show is OK-funny. Not nearly deserving of this kind of ratings or attention. Wiener jokes. Yay. Though they may need to rethink the title soon - Angus T. Jones is about 3/4 now? Nearly an entire man!

  4. 4

    I thought it was good….will take time to establish but I laughed more than I thought I would. Wish them luck….:)

  5. 5

    it was SO bad and awkward!!! Ashton was just not a good choice, hes a pretty boy not an actor hes suppose to stand there and look hot, but he cant do that with that ugly facial hair!!

  6. 6

    I saw it. I liked Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer and I loved how it was with Rose but I hated how all those girls said horrible things about Charlie and the worse thing was how his mother was fake crying and then trying to sell his house all during the service. I know it's just a show but still. I switched to Dancing With The Stars.

  7. 7

    2 minutes of the show was my max……they'd better relish these ratings because it's gonna decline quicker than CaCa's album did after the first week.

  8. 8

    Re: smooshie888 – Ha! That's a great idea. They should have changed it to 2 and 3/4 Men last night with Ashton's premiere. Teen-age girls may have noticed the title change, realized that the little boy was now a teen-ager, and tuned in to check him out. He's quite a looker now and his new fans could help absorb the loss of Charlie Sheen fans.

  9. 9

    The show sucks! I couldn't bare to watch a minute of it iwth Charlie Sheen in it I definitely wasn't going to waste my time watching it with Ashton in it. It's not funny at all. WTH is wrong with our society?

  10. 10

    I Am A Die Hard 2 & 1/2 Fan! A Charlie Fan! I Was Willing 2 Give Ashton A Shot but … The Episode SUCKED APPLES! Terrible! About 2 & 1/2 Laugh's & The Best One Being The Last 3 Seconds of the Episode! So Disappointed! I Won't Be Watching Another Episode! Too Bad ~ The Cast Was Great w/ Charlie!

  11. Bytch says – reply to this


    Sorry, Charlie Sheen isn't funny. Also, it wasn't Chuck that needed to swallow his pride, it was Charlie, that asshole bit the hand that fed him, and damn near yanked it off and you people think Chuck lore needs to lighten up? Charlie is an addict…you want to know how reliable and easy that is to work with and addict? … look at Lindsay Lohan's career.

  12. Fabu says – reply to this


    I totally loved it… I'm ready for a new season with basically a new show. Loving Ashton and Jon… they have fucking awesome chemistry!

  13. 13

    I thought it was very very funny!

  14. 14

    duh! Everyone wanted to see how it went down. Next week will probably be a better indicator of just how bad it was. And it was BAD! I haven't seen anyone say anything good about it. The only good parts were guest spots from John Stamos and Dharma & Greg. It sucked. GO BACK TO THE KITCHEN, Ashton. I'm not watching it next week.

  15. 15

    It was the season opener and of course it would be HUGE ratings.
    But the show wasn't very good actually.
    There will be a BIG drop off in the next few weeks.

  16. 16

    Re: ezas123 – i agree 100%!!!!

  17. 17

    I have to get use to the new cast. Ashton is funny. But I do miss Charlie on 2.5 men!
    I will see what next week brings. Plus, the kid has grown and is so cute.
    Have great day everyone!

  18. 18

    Those are Charlie's ratings, you numbskull.

  19. 19

    i dont get all the hate. ashton did pretty good, and theres a lot of room to work with. its only the first episode with a new lead, its going to take a few episodes to get going.

  20. 20

    What is wrong with some of you?! It was awful! The attempt at humor was so forced.
    That's not to say it won't improve but last night was just, plain and simple, not good.
    There was only one reason it drew those ratings last night. Charlie Sheen.
    Beyond me how the writers of this show had the entire summer to come up with something great for this show and that's what they came up with. Like the scene where Alan is about to sprinkle Charlie's ashes on the beach and he… spilled it! OMG, LOL!!! Original stuff there!

  21. 21

    Terrible! & the only reason it had good ratings was cause everyone who liked 2.5 men wanted to see how it went! PLUS they had it run on almost every channel on satelite!
    Goodbye 2.5 men!

  22. 22

    The show sucked!!! Bring back Charlie!!!

  23. 23

    Re: Fabu

    You must be on more drugs than Charlie Sheen!!!

  24. 24

    I think it has great potential..i enjoyed this episode..no one can really replace what charlie sheen did for this show, but i see it being successful!

  25. 25

    The last time I watch the show…so sad, bc I used to really like it. It is sad for the cast and crew, but they screwed themselves by hiring Ashton…he cannot deliver a line to save his life.

  26. 26

    I watched it and thought it was great. I loved Charlie but Im gonna give Ashton a chance cause he's funny and really sexy ;)

  27. 27

    How can y'all stand that laugh track?:??? Any show that needs one is too lame for words. This show, with or with Charlie, blows goats for bus fare.

  28. 28

    I watched & it was hilarious.
    Bravo Ashton!

  29. 29

    Everyone just wanted to see how Charlie was killed off! I love…correction Loved this show coz of Charlie and after last night, for the first time in years, I did not care for it! What made it funny was the antics of a middle age alcoholic man-whore with his spineless brother and dumb nephew….not Kelso!