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Charlie Sheen's 'Anger Management' Premieres With Record-Setting Numbers

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Jun. 29 2012, Published 2:45 p.m. ET

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By Amber Goodhand - News Editor

Charlie Sheen is winning again.

The 46-year-old actor premiered his new show, Anger Management, on Thursday night and came out on top with record-setting numbers, is reporting.

The debut of the new FX series was the most-watched scripted comedy primetime series premiere in cable history for Adults 18-49, garnering 2.65 million viewers, and Total Viewers with 5.47 million, according to The Nielsen Company ratings.

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Good news for FX, as it was their largest premiere in terms of total views, ever.

Sheen's long awaited comeback to television started with the opening line: "You can't fire me! I quit! You think you can replace me with some other guy? You may think I'm losing, but I'm not! Anyway you get the idea …"

The show is adapted from the 2003 movie starring Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson, and Sheen is in the familiar role of a baseball player (named Charlie) whose career ended as a result of an angry outburst. He then goes back to school and becomes an anger management therapist holding group sessions at his private practice, as well as with a group of prison inmates.

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