CBS Monday nights: Bad press, good ratings?
Image Credit: Michael Ansell/CBS; Greg Gayne/CBSTwo and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen, likely nude right now, is such a mess that Dr. Drew is afraid he’s going to die! Meanwhile, another CBS Monday night sitcom, Mike & Molly, is all over the news because one insecure blogger found its PDA-friendly overweight costars totally icky. CBS is having a rough week. OR IS IT?
Somehow, we don’t think Two and a Half Men will suffer any sort of ratings hit — and in the case of Mike & Molly, this sort of sympathetic press bubble can really only increase viewership. Millions of people who previously didn’t know the difference between Mike & Molly and Melissa & Joey might finally have the show on their radar. The Eye’s other Monday comedies, How I Met Your Mother and Rules of Engagement, better watch out…or find a way to get into the news. A Neil Patrick Harris-on-unicorn sex scandal could be just the ticket!
Do you think CBS’ bad press week will end up paying off in the ratings? Are you more likely to tune into something because it’s in the news, or does internet chatter turn you off? And if it’s the latter, why the heck are you on this blog, you masochist!