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.

 
  • Rebecca

    A GIFTED MAN – 5 (-2)
    CSI: NY – 9
    BLUE BLOODS – 8
    CSI: MIAMI – 4 (-3)
    THE MENTALIST – 12
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 12
    CSI – 13
    RULES OF ENGAGEMENT – 12 (+1)
    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 – 6 (-1)
    THE BIG BANG THEORY – 28 (+2)

    quote from HIMYM [4.18]:
    Marshall: If I could nail a celebrity it would be Lily. She’s the star of my heart.
    Lily: Aww. For me it would be Hugh Jackman.

  • Bran

    A GIFTED MAN – 2 (-3)
    CSI: NY – 9
    BLUE BLOODS – 8
    CSI: MIAMI – 2 (-2)
    THE MENTALIST – 12
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 11 (-1)
    CSI – 14 (+1)
    RULES OF ENGAGEMENT – 12
    NCIS: LOS ANGELES – 14
    CRIMINAL MINDS – 5
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 13
    MIKE & MOLLY – 15
    NCIS – 18
    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – 26 (+3)
    2 BROKE GIRLS – 6
    THE BIG BANG THEORY – 30 (+2)

  • rob60990

    A GIFTED MAN – 0 (-2)
    CSI: NY – 9
    BLUE BLOODS – 9 (+1)
    CSI: MIAMI – 1 (-1)
    THE MENTALIST – 12
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 11
    CSI – 14
    RULES OF ENGAGEMENT – 12
    NCIS: LOS ANGELES – 14
    CRIMINAL MINDS – 2 (-3)
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 13
    MIKE & MOLLY – 15
    NCIS – 20 (+2)
    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – 26
    2 BROKE GIRLS – 6
    THE BIG BANG THEORY – 33 (+3)

  • Michelle

    A GIFTED MAN – 0 (-2) Eliminated
    CSI: NY – 9
    BLUE BLOODS – 10 (+2)
    CSI: MIAMI – 2
    THE MENTALIST – 9 (-3)
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 14 (+3)
    CSI – 13 (-1)
    RULES OF ENGAGEMENT – 12
    NCIS: LOS ANGELES – 15 (+1)
    CRIMINAL MINDS – 5
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 13
    MIKE & MOLLY – 15
    NCIS – 18
    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – 26
    2 BROKE GIRLS – 6
    THE BIG BANG THEORY – 30

  • tvfreak

    Fixing crossed votes:

    CSI: NY – 9
    BLUE BLOODS – 11
    CSI: MIAMI – 1
    THE MENTALIST – 9
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 14
    CSI – 13
    RULES OF ENGAGEMENT – 12
    NCIS: LOS ANGELES – 15
    CRIMINAL MINDS – 2
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 13
    MIKE & MOLLY – 15
    NCIS – 20
    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – 26
    2 BROKE GIRLS – 6
    THE BIG BANG THEORY – 33

  • @tvfreak

    Thanks for fixing :)

  • barb

    CSI: NY – 9
    BLUE BLOODS – 11
    CSI: MIAMI – 0 (-1) ELIMINATED
    THE MENTALIST – 9
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 14
    CSI – 13
    RULES OF ENGAGEMENT – 13 (+1)
    NCIS: LOS ANGELES – 15
    CRIMINAL MINDS – 0 (-2) ELIMINATED
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 13
    MIKE & MOLLY – 15
    NCIS – 20
    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – 28 (+2)
    2 BROKE GIRLS – 3 (-3)
    THE BIG BANG THEORY – 36 (+3)

  • nestor

    Two and a Half men withou charlie sheen is li a plane without wings, will stay on the air for a little, while it smacks the cold ground ! I good latin rodiculis-unfunnycus !

  • Petar

    Hm, while looking for Upfronts days look what i found:

    “The crime drama emerging as the frontrunner at the network on the drama side. Also picked up is comedy frontrunner Two Broke Girls!”

    “Crime drama” is PoI off course! So, CBS are really good in testing and scouting! Perfect judgement! From the begining they selected frontrunner for drama and frontrunner for sitcom with 100% success! The other CEOs and entertainment boss must learn from CBS! I guess thats why CBS boss is highest paid media CEO!

    And if they go with this Thursday lineup – TBBT-2BG-POI the fact that 2BG and PoI are from same year – 2011 will help them in next years because will age together!

    If POI does turn out to be their next franchise drama than again CBS can go with 2 hour comedy block! PoI will go to tuesday after NCIS or in 8! In the end, it’s all in the hands of CBS.

    ps All other networks want to have CBS problems! I mean seriously NBC&ABC will kill for CBS “tough decisions”! FOX also stay with only 2 singing reality shows one of wich so underperform!

  • tvfreak

    CSI: NY – 9
    BLUE BLOODS – 10 (-1)
    THE MENTALIST – 11 (+2)
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 14
    CSI – 14 (+1)
    RULES OF ENGAGEMENT – 13
    NCIS: LOS ANGELES – 15
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 13
    MIKE & MOLLY – 15
    NCIS – 23 (+3)
    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – 26 (-2)
    2 BROKE GIRLS – 0 (-3) Bye-bye, ya miscreation of Whiney Cummings…
    THE BIG BANG THEORY – 36

    Eliminated:
    20. The Good Wife (4-12, 9:35am)
    19. Unforgettable (4-12, 12:14pm)
    18. Rob (4-12, 9:04pm)
    17. Two and a Half Men (4-13, 8:24am)
    16. A Gifted Man (4-13, 12:04pm)
    15. Criminal Minds (4-13, 3:00pm)
    14. CSI: Miami (4-13, 3:00pm)
    13. 2 Broke Girls (4-13, 5:22pm)

    “Let’s go rally the troops and see if forensics can do what police work couldn’t.”
    -DB Russell, from CSI episode 12.20 “Altered Stakes”

  • K-Fed

    CSI: NY – 8 (-1)
    BLUE BLOODS – 10
    THE MENTALIST – 11
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 16 (+2)
    CSI – 14
    RULES OF ENGAGEMENT – 10 (-3)
    NCIS: LOS ANGELES – 15
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 16 (+3)
    MIKE & MOLLY – 15
    NCIS – 21 (-2)
    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – 27 (+1)
    THE BIG BANG THEORY – 36

  • Nick

    CSI: NY – 7 (-1)
    BLUE BLOODS – 11 (+1)
    THE MENTALIST – 11
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 16
    CSI – 14
    RULES OF ENGAGEMENT – 7 (-3)
    NCIS: LOS ANGELES – 15
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 19 (+3)
    MIKE & MOLLY – 17 (+2)
    NCIS – 19 (-2)
    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – 27
    THE BIG BANG THEORY – 36

    Sheldon: “I-I don’t make arithmetic mistakes.”
    Hawking: “Are you saying I do?”
    -TBBT episode “The Hawking Excitation”

  • poshreany

    glad the goodwife was renewed but how come it is so far down i really thought it was a popular show… if it doesn’t do any better in season 4 it may be cancelled…

  • Ginger

    Sunday:
    7:00-60 Minutes
    8:00-The Amazing Race
    9:00-The Good Wife
    10:00- CSI: Miami

    Monday:
    8:00-How I Met Your Mother
    8:30-Untitled CK & Feresten Project (new)
    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-Trooper (new drama)

    Wednesday:
    8:00-Survivor / Undercover Boss / Survivor
    9:00-Criminal Minds
    10:00-CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

    Thursday:
    8:00-The Big Bang Theory
    8:30-Rob
    9:00-2 Broke Girls (new night & time)
    9:30-Partners (new comedy)
    10:00-Person of Interest (new time)

    Friday:
    8:00-Elementary (new drama)
    9:00-The Mentalist (new time)
    10:00-Blue Bloods

    Midseason:
    Super Fun Night (new comedy)
    Over and Out (new comedy)
    Applebaum (new drama)
    Untitled Ralph Lamb (new drama)

  • Blake

    Nestor: That has to be the worst anology I’ve ever heard. A plane without wings? It won’t even get into the air in the first place!

  • Nevid

    CSI: NY – 7 (-1)
    BLUE BLOODS – 11 (+1)
    THE MENTALIST – 11
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 16
    CSI – 14
    RULES OF ENGAGEMENT – 7 (-3)
    NCIS: LOS ANGELES – 15
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 19 (+3)
    MIKE & MOLLY – 17 (+2)
    NCIS – 19 (-2)
    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – 27
    THE BIG BANG THEORY – 36

  • Nevid

    CSI: NY – 4 (-3)
    BLUE BLOODS – 9 (-2)
    THE MENTALIST – 11
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 18 (+2)
    CSI – 14
    RULES OF ENGAGEMENT – 7
    NCIS: LOS ANGELES – 15
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 20 (+1)
    MIKE & MOLLY – 16 (-1)
    NCIS – 19
    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – 27
    THE BIG BANG THEORY – 39 (+3)

  • Rebecca

    Please disregard the previous vote. Nevid voted twice. Only once every 24 hours, please. Here are the totals from his/her previous vote:

    CSI: NY – 7 (-1)
    BLUE BLOODS – 11 (+1)
    THE MENTALIST – 11
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 16
    CSI – 14
    RULES OF ENGAGEMENT – 7 (-3)
    NCIS: LOS ANGELES – 15
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 19 (+3)
    MIKE & MOLLY – 17 (+2)
    NCIS – 19 (-2)
    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – 27
    THE BIG BANG THEORY – 36

  • Rebecca

    new vote

    CSI: NY – 7
    BLUE BLOODS – 11
    THE MENTALIST – 11
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 13 (-3)
    CSI – 14
    RULES OF ENGAGEMENT – 8 (+1)
    NCIS: LOS ANGELES – 13 (-2)
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 19
    MIKE & MOLLY – 16 (-1)
    NCIS – 19
    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – 29 (+2)
    THE BIG BANG THEORY – 39 (+3)

    quote from HIMYM [2.5]:
    Lily: …This place is great, except you don’t have a TV.
    Barney: [Points to wall] See that wall? [Turns on TV] 300 inch flat screen! They only sell them in Japan but I know a guy. They ship it over in a tugboat like freakin’ King Kong!
    Lily: It hurts my eyes…
    Barney: Yeah, that doesn’t go away.

  • peter

    CSI: NY – 7
    BLUE BLOODS – 11
    THE MENTALIST – 13 (+2)
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 12 (-1)
    CSI – 14
    RULES OF ENGAGEMENT – 8
    NCIS: LOS ANGELES – 14 (+1)
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 19
    MIKE & MOLLY – 16
    NCIS – 22 (+3)
    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – 27 (-2)
    THE BIG BANG THEORY – 36 (-3)

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