The debut on Thursday night, June 28, 2012 of Charlie Sheen’s new sticom "Anger Management" on FX "was the most-watched scripted comedy primetime series premiere in cable history in delivery of adults 18-49 (2.65 million), and total viewers (5.47 million, excluding children’s programming)," according to a press release.
The press release continues, "It also ranks as the most-watched series premiere in FX history in total viewers. Episode 2 of ‘Anger Management’ (9:30P) grew to 5.74 million total viewers, and the demo also grew in the second half hour to 2.89 million A18-49.
"The season two premiere of ‘Wilfred’ and season three premiere of ‘Louie’ posted significant growth over their prior season averages – (‘Wilfred’ +71% and ‘Louie’ +55% in total viewers). Last night’s season premieres for both of those series were the second highest-rated episodes in their history and will likely be their highest-rated episodes ever when Live+7 data is available in three weeks.
"And the series premiere of FX’s new late night comedy ‘BrandX’ with Russell Brand got off to a good start in the 11P time slot with 1.1 million total viewers and 687,000 adults 18-49, which marked respective increases of +32% and +38% vs. FX time-period average.
"(Source: The Nielsen Company, Live+Same Day, Fast Nationals, subject to change)"