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

Categories: 2-Featured,Cancel/Renew CBS Shows,Cancel/Renew Index

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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

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.


  • :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.

  • K-Fed

    THE MENTALIST – 20 (-1)
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 8 (+2)
    CSI – 5 (-3)
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 27 (+3)
    MIKE & MOLLY – 15 (-2)
    NCIS – 26
    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – 38 (+1)

  • poshreany

    THE MENTALIST – 22 (+2)
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 11 (+3)
    CSI – 2 (-3)
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 28 (+1)
    MIKE & MOLLY – 13 (-2)
    NCIS – 25 (-1)

  • Nevid

    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 14 (+3)
    CSI – 0 (-2) Eliminated
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 30 (+2)
    MIKE & MOLLY – 10 (-3)
    NCIS – 24 (-1)
    THE BIG BANG THEORY –56 (+1)

  • Beckham

    HAWAII FIVE-O- 12 (-2)
    MIKE & MOLLY- 7 (-3)
    NCIS- 27 (+3)
    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER- 35 (-1)

  • Rebecca

    Please go off Nevid’s vote, whomever votes next. @Beckham, sorry but you have to do all three additions and deductions and you didn’t do a +2 so that vote is disqualified. Just for this round. You can vote again 24 hours later.

  • Rebecca

    ^Actually, disregard Nevid’s vote, too. He/she didn’t wait 24 hours before voting again since the day prior. Go off the vote prior to that one.

  • Rebecca

    new vote

    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 8 (-3)
    CSI – 0 (-2) eliminated
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 29 (+1)
    MIKE & MOLLY – 12 (-1)
    NCIS – 25
    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – 40 (+2)
    THE BIG BANG THEORY –58 (+3)

    quote from HIMYM [3.08]:
    Marshall: [looking for his password] Jelly beans, fluffernutter, Gummi bears, ginger snaps- this is a grocery list.
    Robin: For who, a witch building a house in the forest?
    Marshall: Sugar helps me study.
    Barney: This is the kind of shopping a ten-year-old does when he’s alone for the weekend.
    Lily: Who leaves a ten-year-old alone for the weekend?
    Barney: [Sarcastically] Oh, and your mom was perfect.

  • tvfreak

    THE MENTALIST – 24 (+2)
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 9 (+1)
    MIKE & MOLLY – 10 (-2)
    NCIS – 28 (+3)
    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – 37 (-3)
    THE BIG BANG THEORY – 57 (-1)


    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)
    12. CSI: NY (4-14, 4:30pm)
    11. Rules of Engagement (4-14, 8:40 pm)
    10. Blue Bloods (4-15, 2:48pm)
    9. NCIS: Los Angeles (4-15, 4:05pm)
    8. CSI (4-16, 9:03am)

    “At this point I should inform you that I intend to form my own team, and destroy the molecular bonds that bind your very matter together, and reduce the resulting particulate chaos to tears.”
    -Sheldon, from TBBT episode 1.13 “The Bat Jar Conjecture”

  • Bran

    THE MENTALIST – 25 (+1)
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 6 (-3)
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 28 (-1)
    MIKE & MOLLY – 8 (-2)
    NCIS – 28
    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – 40 (+3)
    THE BIG BANG THEORY – 59 (+2)

    Glad that my favorite two shows are still in and strong :).

  • James

    THE MENTALIST – 23 (-2)
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 3 (-3)
    MIKE & MOLLY – 9 (+1)
    NCIS – 27 (-1)
    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – 42 (+2)
    THE BIG BANG THEORY – 62 (+3)

    Himym 5.14 Perfect week
    Wendy The Waitress: Take out order for Cook Pu. We have a Number Two over here for Cook Pu.
    Ted: [to gang] You guys got Wendy saying it now? Come on, like, I get it, Cook Pu is a stupid name and it gets stupider and stupider the more you say it. Cook Pu Cook Pu Cook Pu!
    Cook Pu: Here.

  • Nick

    THE MENTALIST – 21 (-2)
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – 5 (+2)
    PERSON OF INTEREST – 29 (+1)
    MIKE & MOLLY – 12 (+3)
    NCIS – 24 (-3)
    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – 41 (-1)

    I’m an HIMYM fan, but I couldn’t hurt H50, sorry.

  • Nick

    Sorry, I meant TBBT in that sentence, not H50.

  • Austin

    i’m just glad that TGW got renewed as the rating doesn’t look good these months.

  • Rebecca

    Elimination Game players, be sure to check the new r/c index threads (started today, just like every Tuesday) to see if the game has started yet after page 1….it has started again for ABC shows; haven’t checked the other network threads yet. That would mean voting on the old threads is closed and has carried over to the new threads.

  • RHKY

    This monday 4-23-12 Alan is to see Charlie’s ghost after being hospitalised for a heart attack, it’s rummored there will be more episodes along these lines if the show keeps going. Charlie has said he’d do more work on the show if they wanted him to. As for Ashton haters, you can’t really blame Ashton, he was offered a great job on the biggest sitcom with a paycheck of 700,000-800,000 an episode. Who would turn a oportunity like that down? NOT ME. Ashton was given some very big shoes to try & fill, I honestly think he’s doing his best. YES, I think there were actors more ‘the Charlie Harper’ type (Justin Hartley)is one, but simply put Ashton was offered a geat job with great pay, you can’t blame someone for taking a good job. Charlie’s character could be written back in at anytime with ease, since the way they ‘killed’ him off, closed casket, creamation & crazy Rose being the only witness to his death. Charlie spoke of the ‘funeral’ scene as well. Ashton could stay onboard, just in a diffrent area of the show, SO,…will Charlie be back? WHO KNOWS, hope so, things such as this are not new to Hollywood. Charlie has anger management in the works now, but his head seems to be screwed on straight now, verses his meltdown/explosion. I think he is capable of doing both shows, Just got to wait it out. Either way I wish Charlie the best, hope he stays away from the drugs & takes care of himself. If for no other reason, his kids need him. GOOD LUCK CHARLIE!

  • midnitestar

    I hope so much they dont cut CSI: Miami or CSI: NY. Those 2 and Criminal Minds is mainly all i watch out of that list. As for Two And A Half Men… that show sucks now. I tried watchin it when it first aired with Ashton Kutcher. Ugh… I immediately lost interest. How the heck does How I Met Your Mother keep lasting? That show is 2x worse than Grey’s Anatomy. For sure sucks to see House ending.

  • RHKY

    CRAP! Sorry everybody, I got the date wrong for 2.5 men episode 922, When Alan will see Charlie’s ghost. The real airdate for ep922 Tital
    ‘Why We Gave up Woman’ is scedualed for airdate 4-30-2012,NOT this coming monday. I had not had any sleep and simply mis-read it before. sorry I screwed up.

  • Drew

    Dont cancel the show please please please it’s my favorite show even if charlie is gone its still pretty good

  • sandy

    I hate tne new Two & A Half Men with Ashton. The only reason the ratings have been high is because there isn’t much to choose from on that night at that time. I watch any cable show at that time just to avoid watching Ashton and his stupid attempts to be funny. Seems to me the only reason the viewer ratings are high is because the other stations (4 and 7) don’t bothher to try to compete. The show doesn’t even make sense with Ashton

  • phoenix39

    Oh, come on. We know, like the numbers the federal government dreams up for illegal immigration that they were fudged, especially in light of the drama with Charlie Sheen and the executive producer. They have to prove they were right and everyone else was wrong and he can still make the same billions of dollars that he made with Charlie Sheen. I can’t wait until June 28 for Anger Management!!

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