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'House of Payne' Debut Draws Cable's Largest Sitcom Audience Ever

The debut of "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" on TBS Wednesday drew the biggest sitcom audience in the history of cable.

TBS aired two episodes, with ratings 12 percent higher for the second episode than for the first.

The second episode, which aired at 9:30 p.m., drew 5.8 million total viewers and 3.1 million adults 18-49. It had a 3.2 national ratings among households.

It was the highest rated telecast in the history of TBS.

"House of Payne" centers on the lives of three generations of an African-American family living under one roof.

"Last night's record-breaking performance has gotten TBS's summer of new sitcom premieres off to a roaring start," said Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks.

TBS will be launching "The Bill Engvall Show" and bringing back "My Boys" in July.

(Editor: Romanelli)

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THERESA RIVERA

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I LOVE THE HOUSE OF PAYNE THE BEST SITCOM THAT HAS BEEN ON TV IN A LONG TIME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GAIL WELLS

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FABULOUS, HISTARICAL, TERRIFIC SHOW !
I'M HOOKED !

kionne arnold

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I really love the Paynes and I can't wait forthe next season. By rhe way when is the next season?

Elizabeth D.

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I personally think there is no other show as un-funny as "House of Payne" and it should be taken off the air, for real! I don't understand how it's the highest rated cable sitcom in history...

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Tyler Perry is a turd and anything he makes is terrible. House of Payne should be taken off of t.v. and everyone associated with the show should be killed.

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