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Ratings Drop for Latest Episode of Charlie Sheen's 'Anger Managment' EW's Inside TV blog

"Everybody expected the ratings for Charlie Sheen’s 'Anger Management' to go down in week 2," writes our good friend James Hibberd at EW's Inside TV. "The question was: By how much?"

The answer, Hibberd writes, is a 35% drop in the adults 18-49 demo and a 38% drop in total viewers.

The new show -- on cabler FX -- drew "5.5 million and 5.7 million viewers, respectively, for its back-to-back debut episodes," HIbberd notes. The next episode, on Thursday, July 5, 2012, delivered 3.4 million total viewers and 1.7 million adults 18-49.

As previously reported, the sitcom's premiere was the most-watched prime-time scripted comedy series debut in cable history -- excluding children’s programming -- in adults 18-49 and in total viewers.

Hibberd adds: "[I]f 'Anger Management‘s' 10-episode season hits a certain ratings threshold, FX will automatically order a whopping 90 more episodes. [Last Thursday night's show] is the first episode that will count toward that average. Critics were mixed to negative about 'Anger Management,' which follows Sheen playing a therapist struggling to overcome his own issues."