Some CBS viewers apparently have joined Demi Moore in getting a little tired of Ashton Kutcher’s act.
“Two and a Half Men,” the sitcom in which Kutcher replaced the imploded Charlie Sheen, fell another 10% in audience Monday night to 14.85 million total viewers, according to Nielsen figures.
That still makes it the most-watched sitcom on television, so there’s no need to hold any bake sales for Kutcher or costar Jon Cryer.
But it does mean that close to half of the 28 million people who watched the first Kutcher episode on Sept. 19 have, a month later, bailed.
Though reviews have been mixed, CBS has repeatedly stressed how happy it has been with the Kutcher incarnation of “Two and a Half Men.”
Everyone, including CBS, expected the show to level off after that first week, when viewership skyrocketed from curiosity seekers and rubberneckers.
The question is where that level point will be and Monday’s Nielsen figures suggest the show may not have found it yet.