CBS’ revamped Two and a Half Men — featuring Ashton Kutcher as a heartbroken billionaire — scored huge ratings for the network, luring in 27.76 million viewers for its season 9 premiere.
That’s twice the number of viewers that tuned into last season’s premiere episode when Sheen was still the star of the show.
The sitcom garnered a 10.3 rating in the all important key demo of adults, aged 18-49, and a 12.2 rating in the 25-54 demo.
With its big numbers, ‘Men’ helped CBS easily win the night.
Meanwhile, NBC’s The Playboy Clubpremiered to a week 5 million viewers Monday night, while The a Cappella competition Sing-Off fared a little bit better, taking in 5.2 million viewers for its two-hour season premiere.