Two and a Half Men Loses Half Its Premiere Audience

"Nice To Meet You, Walden Schmidt" -- Alan Harper (Jon Cryer) and Walden Schmidt (Ashton Kutcher) star on TWO AND A HALF MEN, Mondays (9:00-9:31 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. Photo: Danny Feld/CBS/Warner Bros. ?2011 Warner Bros. Television. All Rights Reserved. Photo: DANNY FELD/?2011 Warner Bros. Television. All Rights Reserved.

Since the new post–Charlie Sheen season debuted with a stunning 28 million viewers, the show's numbers have steadily been slipping. As of right now, its 14.2 million average viewers is almost a million below Sheen's average last season. That's not to say we should expect CBS to cut Two and a Half Men anytime soon — it remains the top show in the all-important 18 to 49 age demographic. But if the ratings fall much further, the network may have real reason to enforce its one-year contract with Ashton Kutcher, who has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons. [E! Online]