This past Thursday night, Sheen’s new show, “Anger Management”, premiered on FX, and shattered records to become the most-watched scripted comedy in cable history among both adults 18-49 and total viewers.
The series averaged 5.47 million viewers, 2.65 million of which were in the key demographic. A second episode at 9:30pm actually improved, posting 5.74 million total viewers and 2.89 million in the demo.
So what does that mean for Sheen’s post-“Two and a Half Men” show? Well, if upcoming episodes meet an undisclosed ratings threshold, the series will automatically earn an additional 90-episode order. (For those of you who can’t do the math, that rounds up to almost four seasons!)
FX has already sold out of ad-space for the first four episodes.
And don’t you dare complain about that “winning” joke. You knew it was coming…