CHARLIE SHEEN’S NEW COMEDY TAKES HEFTY TUMBLE BUT STILL DRAWS DECENTLY
By Douglas Pucci
FX’s new sitcom “Anger Management,” starring Charlie Sheen and Selma Blair, attracted 3.37 million total viewers in its regularly scheduled Thursday 9:30 p.m. time slot on July 5th, according to Nielsen. This was 2.37 million viewers (or 41.3 percent) below its record-ratings performance (5.74 million) for its premiere on June 28.
In adults 18-49, the July 5th episode earned 1.71 million viewers, which was down from both last week’s draws of 2.89 million (at 9:30 p.m.) and 2.65 million (at 9 p.m.).
“Anger Management” did manage to rank No. 2 for the night on cable, however, behind History Channel’s “Swamp People.”
The status for a potential 90-episode renewal of “Anger Management” from its arrangement with distributor Debmar-Mercury is still undetermined, at this time.