The final "Two and a Half Men" on Thursday night attracted 13.2 million viewers on CBS, bringing back fans who had long abandoned the series for one last, typically raunchy episode.
The hour-long finale was the most-watched episode of the series since April 2013, with viewership increasing more than 40% from the week prior. In advertisers' key 18-to-49 demographic, the last episode pulled a 3.1 rating, where a ratings point represents 1% of the demo's TV households.
The audience for the 'Two and a Half Men' finale puts it in a virtual tie with No. 59 on the list of broadcast finales, ABC's "Life Goes On" in May 1993, and No. 60, Fox's "The X Files" in May 2002.
For the season as a whole, "Men" averaged about 9 million viewers and a 2.1 in the adult 18-to-49 demographic.
Despite losing star Charlie Sheen a few years back, "Men" had been able to recover staggeringly huge ratings for a time. The first episode with Ashton Kutcher taking over for Mr. Sheen drew 28.7 million viewers in 2011.
CBS' newest comedy, "The Odd Couple," debuted just ahead of the "Men" finale and won 13.6 million viewers.