Anger Management Premiere Sets Cable Ratings Record

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After two episodes, Charlie Sheen is proving to be anything but a losing proposition for FX.

The series debut of Anger Management garnered 5.47 million viewers last night, a record number for the premiere of a cable comedy and the most watched series premiere in FX history.

The second installment, meanwhile, actually improved upon this figure: 5.74 million households tuned in.

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Sheen also built a very strong lead in for a pair of other critical darlings: The season premieres of Wilfred and Louie increase 71 and 55 percent, respectively, over their prior season averages.

Did you tune in for Anger Management? What did you think?

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