Comes as no surprise but was just a question of when ‘Two and a Half Men’ star would fall off the wagon, again. Well, it happened and press accounts came out stating a porn star telling all of Charlie Sheen’s marathon drug and booze bender which ended with Sheen being rushed to the hospital.
In a statement from CBS:
“Due to Charlie Sheen’s decision to enter a rehabilitation center, CBS, Warner Bros. Television and executive producer Chuck Lorre are placing “Two and a Half Men” on production hiatus. We are profoundly concerned for his health and well-being, and support his decision.”
‘Two and a Half Men’ has consistently been in the top ten programs for CBS. In week 18 of sweeps with NFL football playoffs and the return of American Idol the two programs that were top 10 winners for CBS were NCIS duo and Two and a Half Men. For ratings sweep week 18 see: Football scores for CBS in Week 18
In week 18 of the sweeps CBS Notches the Best Weekly Ratings of Any Network in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 This Season.
CBS Dominated the Week with 13 of the Top 15 Programs Led by the AFC Championship Game, Which Scored the Largest Primetime Audience of Any Broadcast this Season.
Special Post AFC Championship Game Broadcast of “Hawaii Five-0” Delivers Series High Ratings. “How I Met Your Mother,” “Rules of Engagement” and “Two and a Half Men” Deliver Their Largest Audiences of the Season.
TWO AND A HALF MEN was first in households (9.3/14), viewers (15.56m), adults 25-54 (6.2/14) and adults 18-49 (4.6/11). TWO AND A HALF MEN posted its best viewers performance since March 8, 2010. TWO AND A HALF MEN was Monday’s #1 program in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.
RBR-TVBR observation: Well guess this is it for comedy hit series ‘Two and a Half Men’. We can’t see the EYE network giving Sheen another chance. If CBS drops the program it not only hurts the EYE but it truly hurts the CBS affiliates at the local level. This will leave a big opening in CBS’s Monday night line-up.