CBS: 'Two And A Half Men' Is Certain To Be Renewed, Ashton Kutcher Anti-Fans Lament

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April 10th, 2012

Click this link for the latest CBS renewal / cancellation information:


Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts potential renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2011-12 season in May, 2012. (includes results from January 2- April 8, 2012):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
A Gifted Man (F)* :oops: 0.45
CSI:NY (F) :| :| :| 0.57
Blue Bloods (F) renewed 0.57
The Good Wife renewed 0.68
CSI: Miami :| :| :| 0.71
Unforgettable :oops: 0.73
How To Be A Gentleman * canceled 0.74
The Mentalist renewed 0.89
Hawaii Five-0 renewed 0.91
CSI renewed 0.94
Rules of Engagement :| :| :| 1.02
NCIS: Los Angeles renewed 1.04
Criminal Minds renewed 1.06
Person Of Interest renewed 1.07
Rob* :| :| :| 1.07
Mike & Molly renewed 1.14
NCIS renewed 1.27
How I Met Your Mother renewed 1.28
2 Broke Girls renewed 1.36
Two and a Half Men :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.39
Big Bang Theory renewed 1.74

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Each week we get plenty of comments from Ashton Kutcher anti-fans (or Charlie Sheen fans?)  of the "Two and a Half Men sucks now, next season will be its last," "Without Charlie Sheen the show is unwatchable" ilk.

But pans from anti-fans (or "critics") are irrelevant to the show's future, only the ratings matter, and since January, Two and a Half Men has been CBS' second highest rated show (after TBBT). I'm sure it wasn't renewed with the big batch of CBS shows a few weeks ago because Kutcher's giant payday is still being wrangled over, but it will be.

It's certain that CBS will cancel A Gifted Man and Unforgettable, as well as at least one of the CSI offspring (NY or Miami). More sitcom time could save Rules of Engagement and/or Rob, but without it, they're both likely gone too.

The Renew / Cancel Index above includes results beginning January 2, 2012. How did CBS' shows stack up based on their Fall results? Click here.

*shows no longer on the air have their Renew/Cancel Index "frozen" at the point they left the schedule.

Notes:

  • :oops: - certain to be cancelled by May, 2012
  • :cry: :cry:- more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2012
  • :| :| :| - toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2012
  • :) :) :) :) - more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2012
  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: - certain to be renewed by May, 2012

The Renew/Cancel Index is the ratio of a scripted show's new episode adults 18-49 ratings relative to the new episode ratings of the other scripted shows on its own network. It's calculated by dividing a show's new episode Live+Same Day adults 18-49 average rating by the Live+Same Day new episode average of all the new scripted show episodes on the show's own network. The network's average ratings in the calculation are not time weighted (ex. hour long shows are not weighted twice what 30 minute shows are).

(F) -Fridays: Shows airing on Fridays were renewed with significantly lower than average Indexes.

How would the Renew / Cancel Index Have Done Predicting Last Season's Scripted Show Fates? Check out how the Renew / Cancel Index predicted renewals and cancellations from the 2010-11 broadcast television season.

 
  • Riff Rafferty

    Oh, phew. What a relief. Just last night I was racking my brains wondering, “What’s going to happen with Two and a Half Men? Is it going to be cancelled?” Thank heavens I can breathe easier now knowing this is not the case. As usual TBTN gives us the news we can use.

  • rob60990

    A GIFTED MAN – 6 (-2)
    CSI: NY – 4 (-3)
    BLUE BLOODS – 10
    THE GOOD WIFE – 0 (-1)
    CSI: MIAMI – 8
    UNFORGETTABLE – 7
    THE MENTALIST – 15
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 9
    CSI – 10
    RULES OF ENGAGEMENT – 11
    NCIS: LOS ANGELES – 13
    CRIMINAL MINDS – 11 (+1)
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 14
    ROB – 7
    MIKE & MOLLY – 11
    NCIS – 14 (+2)
    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – 15
    2 BROKE GIRLS – 8
    TWO AND A HALF MEN – 7
    THE BIG BANG THEORY – 20 (+3)

  • still good shows on tv

    A GIFTED MAN – 4 (-2)
    CSI: NY – 4 (-1)
    BLUE BLOODS – 10
    CSI: MIAMI – 8
    UNFORGETTABLE – 4 (-3)
    THE MENTALIST – 15
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 11 (+2)
    CSI – 10
    RULES OF ENGAGEMENT – 11
    NCIS: LOS ANGELES – 13
    CRIMINAL MINDS – 11
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 14
    ROB – 8 (+1)
    MIKE & MOLLY – 14 (+3)
    NCIS – 14
    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – 15
    2 BROKE GIRLS – 8
    TWO AND A HALF MEN – 7
    THE BIG BANG THEORY – 20

  • rob60990

    CSI:NY should be 3 if your subtracting 1 away. Next person who plays please make that correction.

  • Andrew

    A GIFTED MAN – 4
    CSI: NY – 6 (+3)…it should’ve been at 3, not 4. Correction made.
    BLUE BLOODS – 10
    CSI: MIAMI – 8
    UNFORGETTABLE – 1 (-3)
    THE MENTALIST – 15
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 9 (-2)
    CSI – 11 (+1)
    RULES OF ENGAGEMENT – 11
    NCIS: LOS ANGELES – 13
    CRIMINAL MINDS – 11
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 14
    ROB – 8
    MIKE & MOLLY – 14
    NCIS – 14
    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – 17 (+2)
    2 BROKE GIRLS – 8
    TWO AND A HALF MEN – 6 (-1)
    THE BIG BANG THEORY – 20

  • Monica

    A GIFTED MAN – 4
    CSI: NY – 6
    BLUE BLOODS – 10
    CSI: MIAMI – 8
    UNFORGETTABLE – 0 (-1)
    THE MENTALIST – 15
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 12 (+3)
    CSI – 11 (+1)
    RULES OF ENGAGEMENT – 11
    NCIS: LOS ANGELES – 13
    CRIMINAL MINDS – 11
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 11 (-3)
    ROB – 6 (-2)
    MIKE & MOLLY – 14
    NCIS – 15 (+1)
    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – 17
    2 BROKE GIRLS – 8
    TWO AND A HALF MEN – 6
    THE BIG BANG THEORY – 22(+2)

  • I like this show

    @Cory…..what Tqo and half men are you watching?

  • I like this show

    lol *TWO^ maybe it’s a completely different show named Tqo and half men?

  • David

    A GIFTED MAN – 7 (+3)
    CSI: NY – 6
    BLUE BLOODS – 10
    CSI: MIAMI – 8
    THE MENTALIST – 15
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 12
    CSI – 11
    RULES OF ENGAGEMENT – 13 (+2)
    NCIS: LOS ANGELES – 13
    CRIMINAL MINDS – 10 (-1)
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 11
    ROB – 6
    MIKE & MOLLY – 14
    NCIS – 15
    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – 18 (+1)
    2 BROKE GIRLS – 6 (-2)
    TWO AND A HALF MEN – 6
    THE BIG BANG THEORY – 19(-3)

  • Petar

    ROOKIE PoI now BEAT best script show and best NBC sitcom – the office, than beat best script show and best ABC drama from years – Grays anatomy, and now beat post AI slot and best script show on FOX- Touch!!! 3 best hits on ABC, NBC, FOX beaten from rookie!

    WOW! Really next NCIS successor! Upgrade version of NCIS! I hope will get NCIS slot in 2014 but for now must stay where it is one mor season! Hope next weak CBS will give Person Of Interest post-Super Bowl slot so producers and writers from now to creat proper story and season for that – will be in the midle of the show around 12-13 ep and CBS will stay PoI one year where it is their uptrend hit! If ALL episodes are UP 3.0 rating and UP 15mil viewwrs with some ep with more than 4.0 rating and 20mil viewers thats will make PoI unbeaten stronghold even from AI, voice and etc and than from season 3 POI will take NCIS slot and will be lead-in in Tuesday! But in season fiasco for dramas where they are all down and in decline PoI destroy it! Even with 3 sitcoms flops like lead-in!

  • tvfreak

    A GIFTED MAN – 7
    CSI: NY – 6
    BLUE BLOODS – 8 (-2)
    CSI: MIAMI – 8
    THE MENTALIST – 17 (+2)
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 12
    CSI – 11
    RULES OF ENGAGEMENT – 13
    NCIS: LOS ANGELES – 14 (+1)
    CRIMINAL MINDS – 7 (-3)
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 11
    ROB – 6
    MIKE & MOLLY – 14
    NCIS – 18 (+3)
    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – 17 (-1)
    2 BROKE GIRLS – 6
    TWO AND A HALF MEN – 6
    THE BIG BANG THEORY – 19

    Eliminated:
    20. The Good Wife (4-12, 9:35am)
    19. Unforgettable (4-12, 12:14pm)

    “I recognize, Mr. Reese, that there’s a disparity between how much I know about you and how much you know about me. I know you’ll be trying to close that gap as quickly as possible. But I should tell you… I’m a really private person.”
    -Mr. Finch, from Person of Interest episode 1.01 “Pilot”

  • cordalera

    bring back the tne unit for season 5 and beyond let it take the place of csi ny

  • Nick

    A GIFTED MAN – 7
    CSI: NY – 6
    BLUE BLOODS – 8
    CSI: MIAMI – 8
    THE MENTALIST – 17
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 12
    CSI – 11
    RULES OF ENGAGEMENT – 11 (-2)
    NCIS: LOS ANGELES – 14
    CRIMINAL MINDS – 7
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 13 (+2)
    ROB – 5 (-1)
    MIKE & MOLLY – 15 (+1)
    NCIS – 18
    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – 17
    2 BROKE GIRLS – 6
    TWO AND A HALF MEN – 3 (-3)
    THE BIG BANG THEORY – 22 (+3)

    “Oh, gosh, golly, I made a boo-boo and I gave it to Stephen Hawking.”
    -Sheldon, TBBT Episode “The Hawking Excitation”

  • MJDB

    Possible 2012-13 Primetime Schedule:

    Sunday:

    7:00-60 Minutes
    8:00-The Amazing Race (2 Seasons)
    9:00-The Good Wife (Final Season)
    10:00-CSI: Miami (Final Season)

    Monday:

    8:00-How I Met Your Mother (Final Season)
    8:30-New Comedy
    9:00-Two and a Half Men
    9:30-Mike and Molly
    10:00-Hawaii Five-0

    Tuesday:

    8:00-NCIS
    9:00-NCIS: Los Angeles
    10:00-Person of Interest

    Wednesday:

    8:00-Survivor (2 Seasons)
    9:00-Criminal Minds
    10:00-CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

    Thursday:

    8:00-2 Broke Girls
    8:30-New Comedy
    9:00-The Big Bang Theory
    9:30-Rob
    10:00-The Mentalist

    Friday:

    8:00-Undercover Boss
    9:00-Blue Bloods
    10:00-New Drama

    Saturday:

    8:00-Comedy Rerun
    8:30-Comedy Rerun
    9:00-Drama Rerun
    10:00-48 Hours Mystery

  • james

    A GIFTED MAN – 7
    CSI: NY – 6
    BLUE BLOODS – 8
    CSI: MIAMI – 8
    THE MENTALIST – 17
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 12
    CSI – 11
    RULES OF ENGAGEMENT – 11
    NCIS: LOS ANGELES – 14
    CRIMINAL MINDS – 5 (-2)
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 13
    ROB – 2 (-3)
    MIKE & MOLLY – 15
    NCIS – 18
    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – 20 (+3)
    2 BROKE GIRLS – 7 (+1)
    TWO AND A HALF MEN – 2 (-1)
    THE BIG BANG THEORY – 24 (+2)

  • MissJo

    A GIFTED MAN – 7
    CSI: NY – 9 (+3)
    BLUE BLOODS – 8
    CSI: MIAMI – 8
    THE MENTALIST – 14 (-3)
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 12
    CSI – 13 (+2)
    RULES OF ENGAGEMENT – 11
    NCIS: LOS ANGELES – 14
    CRIMINAL MINDS – 5
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 13
    * ROB – 0 (-2)
    MIKE & MOLLY – 15
    NCIS – 18
    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – 20
    2 BROKE GIRLS – 6 (-1)
    TWO AND A HALF MEN – 3 (+1)
    THE BIG BANG THEORY – 24

    ** ROB Eliminated

  • Simon

    Why in God’s name are people in the frame of mind that CBS will move Person of Interest off the current Thursday night time slot? Considering that it now BEATS Grey’s Anatomy I think they’d be pretty stupid to move it like that

  • bluejays

    Simon – because a comedy would likely do better than POI. It is irreleveant if it beats the competition. It only gives CBS nice boasting rights nothing else. POI is doing well the latter half of the season although not phenomenally as some like to make out (I mean a 3 at nine is hardly ground breaking). The weeks it did really well, and bumped up its average, it had zero competition as Greys was on a long hiatus and fox’s Finder was a massive flop. Unlike NCIS LA and Criminal Minds, shows in same time slot, it had a very easy run for a while.

    CBS will likely move it to a ten pm slot next year, but they may decide to move NCIS LA to ten and could put POI in that slot maybe. I think it might do marginally better there than NCIS LA but nothing ground breaking.

    But then they should have launched HFO at nine last year and kept The Mentalist at nine too.

    Instead last year they launched their supposedly biggest new drama into the most competitive ten pm slot of the week, when ten pm shows were trending way down and year before that moved a hit nine pm show to ten!

    Both bad moves for the shows individually maybe but for the net it makes sense. If CBS can get bigger numbers with comedies earlier on why not go for that and keep the majority of your dramas to top the evening off?

  • Amanda

    A GIFTED MAN – 7
    CSI: NY – 9 (+3)
    BLUE BLOODS – 8
    CSI: MIAMI – 7 (-1)
    THE MENTALIST – 12 (-2)
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 12
    CSI – 13
    RULES OF ENGAGEMENT – 11
    NCIS: LOS ANGELES – 14
    CRIMINAL MINDS – 5
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 13
    MIKE & MOLLY – 15
    NCIS – 18
    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – 23 (+3)
    2 BROKE GIRLS – 7 (+1)
    TWO AND A HALF MEN – 0 (-3) Eliminated
    THE BIG BANG THEORY – 26 (+2)

  • Bad Wolf

    @ Kyle

    Unforgettable, only in ist first season, is already doing worse than The Good Wife in its second season last year. Its cancellation is hardly undeserved.

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