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.

  • Rosemary

    I don’t care about Charlie Sheen’s character defects, or personality quirks. I love him, I think he is just captivating, and the watchable part of anything he is involved with. There are periods in every GIFTED person’s life when they may be off track, or lost in chemical idiocy; these times are not for anyone else to judge. Only the person involved with the problem can choose an acceptable course of action. I believe that Charlie Sheen is tremendously blessed with a guardian angel in over time mode, so he is FAR FROM FINISHED as an entertainer. How many hits were there of him in that coffin shot for Anger Management, and how many people smiled when he came back to life. I did, now I can only hope he pulls it together and gets on with the business of entertaining his fans, and living up to his tremendous family legacy. thank you… Ashton, I have no opinion, I am all for Charlie.

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