Monday ratings breakdown: 'Two and a Half Men' and Charlie Sheen both have good nights
The show's first episode with Ashton Kutcher, and first without Charlie Sheen, set series highs across the board Monday (Sept. 19) and became the most-watched season premiere of a scripted show since "CSI" in 2005. The premiere was also the most-watched episode of a half-hour comedy since the "Everybody Loves Raymond" finale, also in 2005.
The final same-day nationals for the "Men" premiere put it at 28.74 million viewers and a 10.7 rating among adults 18-49, up from 27.8 million and 10.3 in the fast nationals.
Sheen, meanwhile, drew a significant number of eyeballs to Comedy Central for his roast. The special scored 6.4 million viewers in its premiere and 10 million over the course of several airings Monday night, making it the most-watched Comedy Central roast ever.