ABC's Charlie Sheen interview wins hour

charlie-sheen-lawsuitCharlie Sheen’s interviews continue to draw big ratings. ABC’s chat with the actor on 20/20 evening gave the broadcaster its biggest 10 p.m., hour-long program rating in that Tuesday night slot in two years.

20/20 was watched by 9.3 million viewers and drew a 3.2 preliminary adults 18-49 rating, and was ranked as one of the night’s highest-rated shows, easily winning its hour.

Fox won the evening overall with American Idol (21.3 million, 7.5) shifting back to its former Tuesday perch. Idol also fueled an episode of Raising Hope (8.8 million, 3.4) to a season high.

CBS ranked second but took a mild hit with the increased competition from Idol: NCIS (19.2 million, 3.8) and NCIS: LA (15.6 million, 3.2) were down, while The Good Wife (11.3 million, 2.2) climbed 10 percent.

NBC’s The Biggest Loser (7 million, 2.4) hit a season-low, and was followed by Parenthood (5 million, 1.9).

Despite the success of 20/20, ABC finished in fourth place. Lucy Lawless guest starring on No Ordinary Family (4.3 million, 1.2) couldn’t help the show against juggernaut Idol. The superhero drama fell to an all-time low. V (5 million, 1.8) took a tiny dent.

The CW had One Tree Hill (1.6 million, 0.8) and Hellcats (1.5 million, 0.6).

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    • Jack Nolte

      Carlos, just go away please. You can’t handle Chuck, because he is much more smarter than you will ever be.
      I think that you didn’t get his message to you and to your godesses:) You probably never will.
      I wish I had twitter so I would block your a..

      • Rick

        Chuck bit off more than he could handle

      • Jack Nolte

        Message was more like “I know creative writing, I know how to write a damn script, while you Carlos, all you do is that you read your lines. You are an actor, and I am your boss. Deal with it!”

        This is more like Chuck.

    • stu

      I Wav Raising Hope!

    • bob

      Yes!! You ROCK!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!

    • Shiny

      Was Charlie “El Coco Loco” Sheen’s interview opposite reruns of his own show? Seems kind of douchy for ABC to drag down CBS’s ratings with a CBS actor, albeit a crazy one. There are a lot of vultures reasing on Sheen’s nuttiness, but I’m convinced ABC is as greasy and cheesy as those two skank “Goddesses” that Charlie pals around with.

      • Debby

        Did you stop to think that maybe the CBS affiliate had no intention of giving this nutjob a forum for the craziness that spills out of his mouth every time he opens it? Don’t think it has anything to do with being “douchy”.

    • Carlos

      Charlie Sheen will be dead by the year’s end. The guy’s behavior is that of someone on a death wish. Is this guy suffering from a mental health disorder?

  • Iakovos

    OK, folks, everyone move on. Nothing more to see here. Overindulged celebrity’s meltdown in progress but all you can do is let it play out… and thank God you can look in the mirror and know you are blessed, have ability to make good choices, and have the health and mind to handle and cope with what befalls you. This guy sure does not. But we need not make him this week’s starry sideshow. He has had too many breaks and if he fails to realize that, well…

  • bob

    Charlie Sheen YOU ROCK!!!!! Please keep it coming!! You are GREAT!!

  • Brett

    Hey Charlie — He shoots, he scores, he WINS!
    PS. Two & 1/2 Men also WON for top rated show on Monday — and it was a repeat!

    • Ann Onymous

      Tisk, Tisk, Brett….stealing material from Jay Leno!

  • Bellanonni

    No one says a word about H. Heffner life style. But, because it is Charlie every news reporter is on his A– just to get points and that includes Nancy Grace….

    • Bob

      People are just upset because he does and says whatever he wants and doesn’t give a f*ck what anybody else thinks.

      • Debby

        If you knew anything about mental illness, you would know that the American public is being treated to the very public manic phase of a bi-polar personality. This is beyond not giving a f%%k. This is a trip into mental instability.

      • jim moeller

        charlie sheen is a mental case.he is going to do it again.he does not care.he should be put in jail or drug rehab and not at home.

  • libby

    Now my husband says he has Adonis DNA (fortunately for me, he’s right). Someone at CafePress has a T-shirt that says ‘I have Aphrodite DNA’ The gods must be going crazy!

  • Ann Onymous

    Mark my words…Charlie is going to go the way of John Belushi. Sad in the case of the latter…Not sure I’ll miss the former so much.

    • Debby

      IN 100% AGREEMENT

  • Ann Onymous

    Can you say LOO-NA-TIC?

  • Joseph

    People love him because he’s honest and not hiding anything. His show is #1 and without him people wouldn’t watch the show. Jack Nolte keep sippin that Hatorade

    • Jack Nolte

      Listen to me, kiddo. I worked with Chuck on Dharma % Greg, and let me tell you something about that guy. Chuck doesn’t like to be f….. in the a.. by his workers. Jenna tried to do that once but intead of winning she failed miserably. In the end, he ended up f….. her and so he will end up F….. Carlos. Mark my words. Charlie is f…..

    • sxycindy

      LMAO! Could’nt agree more,Joseph! Charlie Sheen is the man, love it! Go Charlie, you got this!

  • Dawn

    The media needs to stop interviewing this guy, enough already. He doesn’t belong in the spotlight. I don’t get the fascination!

  • Lindy

    Gosh this is sad:( I have grown up watching Charlie Sheen, slowly deteriorate, although I never thought he would reach such a trashy level and publically at that. And what is scary is his erratic behavior is so driven by his anger and raw emotions, that it could turn out dangerous for him and those around him.

  • Jasmine

    Those people watching Charlie Sheen’s public melt:down missed an absolute jewel, Parenthood.

  • Luis PJ

    Keith Richards

  • Roger

    Meltdown? More like a MeltUP! Charlie is THE MAN! We could all take life lessons from him, he is right and all others are jealous or in denial.

  • cob

    Charles Sheen You D Man

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