Have the demo's changed much from prior seasons to this season?
I'm thinking, if anything, the average age of a viewer might have gone down since Kutcher is known mostly by the younger set and not especially liked by older viewers.
I've heard a lot of former viewers say they no longer watch "Two and a Half Men" and most seem to be older viewers.
The funny thing is, looking at overall ratings, the show seems to have grown a bit over last season's numbers. It's hard to argue in favor of cancelling the number 1 show in it's timeslot, and a top 3 comedy week over week, top 10 in all broadcast shows.
Personally, I think the show is different now than it was, but still pretty funny, although I haven't cared for the last two episodes. I wish they'd bring the ex wife back into the mix a bit, but now that Jake is so old it makes sense that she's taking more of a "hands off" approach with regards to getting Jake over there. I was also hoping Rose would stay with the show, and I miss Berta quite a bit.
I know the goal was to make good on a syndication package that was sold, so they wouldn't have to refund that money. Since this is the last season they pre-sold, and it's the last year of the contract, I'd be very surprised if it comes back next year, especially considering how much they are paying Kutcher. With that said, again, it's still hard to argue success, and this season, with the exception of last week, has been a hit.