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Winning! Sheen's 'Anger Management' sets cable comedy record

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Charlie Sheen's much-hyped return to television is officially a success. The premiere of his new sitcom on FX, "Anger Management," set a new cable record, according to early numbers from Nielsen. 

The debut episode attracted 2.65 million viewers in the 18-49 demographic and 5.47 total viewers to become the most-watched scripted comedy primetime series on cable. The numbers were even more impressive for the second episode, which aired right after the premiere. Episode No. 2 drew 5.74 total viewers and 2.89 million pairs of eyeballs in the 18-49 demo. These numbers made "Anger Management" the most-watched scripted primetime comedy series premiere in cable history.

Assuming the show continues to do well, FX will order another 90 episodes beyond the original 10. 

Early reaction from viewers has been mixed on our Facebook page.

"Big Charlie Sheen fan and I thought it sucked," wrote reader Connie Carmichael. "I quit watching it during the 2nd episode."

"It was great! really looking forward to the next one. i loved the intro to the 1st one. haha. nice way to stick it to em charlie! #winning," wrote Alex D. Martinez.

"Was ok...Charlie was great but the writing could be better," wrote Kelli Rae Kampff.

What did you think of the two premiere episodes? And will you tune in again? Tell us on our Facebook page!



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