Time: Thursday, February 19 from 9-10
Genre: Multi-camera Sitcom
Duration: 60 Minutes
Lead-in: The Odd Couple (Series Premiere)
Competition: Scandal, The Blacklist, Backstrom, Reign
Pros: It’s the series finale, and usually such an episode sees a bug surge in the ratings when it has been going on as long as this show has been. It has a series premiere as its lead-in, which also typically receives high ratings, especially when it premieres out of The Big Bang Theory. Also, it is rumored that Charlie Sheen will make an appearance.
Cons: The show itself has not seen too positive reviews lately, and ratings have taken a huge hit from its prime (although they are still good). There has been little to no boost in the ratings due to people recognizing that the series is coming to a close.
I could be way off here, but keep in mind just last year the finale of How I Met Your Mother jumped from a 2.7 from one of its last episodes to a 5.4 for its finale, and as legendary of a series as that was, Two and a Half Men is even more. In perspective, a 6.0 is actually relatively low compared to the 10.9 rating that it received just three and a half years ago for a half-hour episode of Ashton Kutcher’s debut. I’ve never watched the show, and even I plan on watching it, and since others probably feel the same I am confident that the finale will see a large boost.
ACTUAL RATING: 3.2
As I mentioned in the analysis, my prediction was way off. Sorry! A series finale is usually very hard to predict, yet the majority of predictions I have seen were on target. Look out for another prediction and poll coming in upcoming days—there are endless possibilities!