Apparently, Charlie Sheen is winning.
The series premiere of his new comedy Anger Management was the most-watched scripted comedy series premiere in cable history, drawing 5.47 million viewers. It also marked FX's most-watched series premiere ever.
Is Anger Management just image rehab for Charlie Sheen?
The new comedy, which stars the former Two and a Half Men actor as an-ex baseball player who has problems controlling his rage, grew in the second half-hour to 5.74 million viewers. If Anger Management keeps this up, FX is expected to pick the comedy up for 90 episodes.
In other premiere news, the Season 2 debut of Wilfred brought in 2.53 million viewers, up over the Season 1 average of 1.48 million viewers. Louie bowed its third season to 1.43 million viewers, growing on the Season 2 average of 923,000 viewers.
Meanwhile, the series premiere of Brand X with Russell Brand debuted to 1.1 million viewers.