'Two and a Half Men': Les Moonves foresees 'huge numbers' for Ashton Kutcher's debut

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No pressure, Ashton Kutcher, but the head of your network thinks you'll bring a giant audience to "Two and a Half Men" in the fall.Speaking at a media conference on Thursday (June 2), CBS Corp. president and CEO Les Moonves said that he expects "huge numbers" for the sitcom's Season 9 premiere in the fall. Which doesn't seem out of line -- the hiring of Kutcher to replace the fired Charlie Sheen was one of the bigger TV stories of the past month, and Kutcher's first episode of "Two and a Half Men" should attract a sizable number of curious viewers.But Moonves also said, according to several reports, that Kutcher's "Men" debut could draw an audience similar to the network's broadcast of the AFC championship game earlier this year. Really?The AFC title game on Jan. 23 averaged almost 55 million viewers, along with a 19.7 rating among adults 18-49. The last time an episode of...


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