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Can You Believe That Ratings For 'Two and A Half Men' Increased After Charlie Sheen’s Domestic Assault Arrest?

Wed, December 30, 2009 2:14pm EDT by 1 Comment


I can’t! But apparently the worse you behave, the more attention ye shall receive.

Remember how the bad boys were always the hottest and most popular in high school? Yeah, things don’t really change with age. Despite being arrested for allegedly threatening to kill his wife, Brooke Mueller, Charlie Sheen was rewarded with the media equivalent of a slap on the back. More than 11 million viewers turned in to see his CBS comedy, Two and a Half Men, making it the highest rated Monday night show.

In its seventh season, Two and a Half Men has always gotten high ratings, but recently it was losing to The Big Bang Theory. I guess I have to begrudgingly admit that scandals boost ratings.

Case in point: The Gosselins. After Jon and Kate’s very public marriage problems (ie: Jon’s nasty wandering eye), the May 2009 season five premiere of their boring reality show, Jon & Kate Plus 8, shattered records, drawing more than 4.3 million viewers … TLC’s highest ratings ever!

So lame. We should stop rewarding these losers. Why do people like Charlie deserve gold stars for being toolbags?

The next time you’re flipping through the channels, can you please NOT tune in to Two and a Half Men? I mean, does he really deserve such positive reinforcement for allegedly doing something so terrible?

Does the Charlie Sheen scandal make YOU want to tune into his show?


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