Kutcher sets a record for sitcom

September 20, 2011 - 11:05 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Ashton Kutcher has bragging rights over Charlie Sheen.

Kutcher's debut in the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men" on Monday was seen by 27.7 million people. The Nielsen company says that's more than any other episode in the first eight seasons, when Sheen was the star.

The sitcom's previous best came in May 2005 following the final episode of "Everybody Loves Raymond."