The series finale of Two and a Half Men delivered its largest ratings in nearly two years. Over thirteen and a half million people watched the show say goodbye after twelve seasons on the air.
Two and a Half Men was first in viewers in its time period with 13.52 million people tuning in. The show had a 3.2/9 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic, placing it second to ABC's Scandal.
Two and a Half Men was the third most-watched program on Thursday night, placing behind The Big Bang Theory and the premiere of CBS's The Odd Couple. The show was also the third top-rated show in the 18-49 demo, after The Big Bang Theory and Scandal.
The episode, which revealed that Charlie Harper was alive, to begin with, has received a mix reception with many people unhappy that longtime star Charlie Sheen did not return. According to Chuck Lorre's vanity card, the star was offered a part in the final episode but would not agree to the planned storyline.
The episode did feature many other familiar faces from Two and a Half Men, including former stars Angus T. Jones and Melanie Lynskey, along with surprise appearances by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Christian Slater. The show tackled both its on-screen and off-screen history with in-jokes and fourth-wall breaking moments right up until the end.
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