Sheen's 'Management' draws record ratings
Posted June 29, 2012
Charlie Sheen's fans turned out for the premiere of FX's Anger Management Thursday, as 5.5 million viewers tuned it for the first episode and 5.7 million for a second that immediately followed.
FX says the total, based on early Nielsen data, marks the most-watched sitcom premiere on cable, excluding kids programming, and it boosted the returns of Wilfred and Louie later that night. (Russell Brand's new late-night talk show, BrandX, drew 1.1 million at 11 p.m. ET/PT.)
But Sheen's return to prime time was a far cry from his audience on CBS' Two and a Half Men, which claimed nearly 15 million viewers for his final episodes in February 2011, after the network fired him.
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