Ninth season of `Two and a Half Men` opens with record ratings

Updated: Sep 21, 2011, 13:25 PM IST

London: The ninth season of sitcom `Two and a Half Men` has opened to record ratings of 27.7 million viewers.

Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher, who has replaced Charlie Sheen for the ninth season, was introduced in the show as billionaire Walden Schmidt, reports.

Sheen`s character Charlie Harper has been killed in the show. The new episode saw Walden form a friendship with Charlie`s brother, Alan Harper (Jon Cryer), and his decision to buy Charlie`s house.