With Charlie Sheen taking jabs and jokes on his behalf, Comedy Central had its highest-rated roast in the franchise’s history, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker blog.
The special drew 6.4 million total viewers on Monday night, surpassing the network’s now second-most-watched roast, which featured Jeff Foxworthy and drew 6.2 million viewers, the piece notes. Pamela Anderson’s roast is in third place with 4.3 million viewers, the story adds.
As previously reported, viewers eager to watch CBS’s "Two and a Half Men" — with Ashton Kutcher taking over for Charlie Sheen — propelled CBS to a big Monday night in the ratings, with the program pulling in 27.76 million total viewers, more than any other show that night.
The “Men” premiere was the most-watched season bow for a scripted series since 2005, and the show’s best performance ever.