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"Two and a Half Men"--propelled by months of hype and aided by an absence of scripted competition--opened to monster ratings Monday night for CBS, including the best demo score for any regular half-hour comedy in more than six years.
But where does "Men" go from here? Big opening-night curiosity was expected--though Monday's numbers far exceeded expectations--and a better gauge of its long-term chances with Ashton Kutcher instead of Charlie Sheen probably won't come for another month or so.
But the show could lose more than 50% of its audience next week and still be among the top shows on television.
Elsewhere on the opening night of the season, CBS used "Men" to launch …