'Anger Management' premiere sets a ratings record for FX

Charlie Sheen scored big numbers -- not "Two and a Half Men"-sized ones, but very strong for cable -- with the premiere of his new series "Anger Management" on FX Thursday (June 28).The series premiere drew 5.47 million viewers, a record for a prime-time comedy series premiere on cable (excluding kids shows). The second episode improved on its lead-in, averaging a little better than 5.7 million viewers. The premiere also scored 2.65 million viewers in the 18-49 demographic, also a record for a cable comedy premiere, while episode 2 drew 2.9 million 18-49 viewers."Anger Management" is also FX's most-watched series premiere ever.FX also got solid numbers from its returning shows "Wilfred" and "Louie" Thursday, both of which were about even with their debuts last year. "Wilfred" delivered 2.53 million viewers and 1.5 million adults 18-49 (compared to 2.55 million and 1.6 million for its series debut in 2011), while "Louie" averaged 1.43 million total viewers...



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