"Two and a Half Men" is enjoying a strong run in the ratings despite the controversial headlines by its star Charlie Sheen and a new poll by The Hollywood Reporter suggests that viewers think of him more highly than before.
According to the poll, 26 percent of the 700 Americans surveyed on February 6 said they view Sheen "much more" or "somewhat more" favorably after his recent hospital stint and 90 percent of "avid fans" don't think his drug and alcohol problems should matter as long as the actor does solid work on the show.
In addition, half of those polled say Sheen should be on a break to sort out his person problems and return to the show, while 16 percent believe he should quit. 96 percent of "Two and a Half Men" viewers want Sheen to return to the show.
The actor was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center early morning on January 27. Sheen's representative said that the star may have been suffering from a hernia.
His recent hospital stint was the second time in six months that Sheen was brought to the hospital following late-night partying. Sheen was reportedly partying with several adult film stars late into the evening, including porn star Kacey Jordan, who Tweeted an explicit photo from inside the actor's home.
Sheen was hospitalized in New York in October after spending the night at a hotel with porn star Capri Anderson, who accused Sheen of becoming violent. Sheen was taken to the hospital for psychiatric evaluation. His spokesman had said at that time that the actor reacted badly to medication.
The two last interesting bits from the survey include 59 percent of viewers believing that Sheen is just actually playing himself on the show and not acting. 62 percent of those polled say the media needs to leave him alone.
So what do you think of Sheen's problems? Sound off in the poll below!