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Charlie Sheen's 'Anger Management' gets big audience

Charlie Sheen onstage at the MTV Movie Awards

Charlie Sheen onstage at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles. (June 3, 2012) (Credit: AP)

I guess he's winning now, duh.

Charlie Sheen's “Anger Management " was seen by nearly 6 million viewers last night -- both episodes! -- which makes it, per FX, the most-viewed new cable comedy ever. The details to follow, but one may add here that this was fully expected: Sheen is back! And the rubbernecks turned out to watch.

The show was critically drubbed for the most part (me? I did some of the drubbing, but didn't think it was terrible -- just mediocre.) These numbers, by the way, indicate that people that watched liked it because the second episode was seen by more than the first. The FX release:

Last night’s series debut of “Anger Management” (9 p.m.) was the most-watched scripted comedy prime time series premiere in cable history in delivery of adults 18-49 (2.65 million), and total viewers (5.47 million, excluding children’s programming). It also ranks as the most-watched series premiere in FX history in total viewers. episode 2 of “Anger Management” (9:30 p.m.) grew to 5.74 million total viewers, and the demo also grew in the second half-hour to 2.89 million A18-49.

Tags: charlie sheen , anger management , fx

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