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Comedy Central UK announces that Anger Management starring Charlie Sheen has broken previous Comedy Central ratings records for a new title on its UK debut; becoming the top ranking General Entertainment channel above Sky 1, ITV 2, BBC 3 and E4.

Anger Management premiered on Comedy Central on Wednesday 12th September averaging 344,000 individuals for the first episode while episode 2 of the double bill achieved 310,000

The Anger Management double bill episodes were up +169% on the slot average for 1634 Adults, making Comedy Central bigger than BBC One in Pay TV homes over the hour while versus Adults in Network homes, it was the top ranking GE channel, beating Sky 1, ITV2, BBC Three and E4.

Comedy Central UK has grown 82% since launch helped by Sheen’s previous sitcom Two and a Half Men which now stars Ashton Kutcher. Two and a Half Men season 10 returns exclusively to Comedy Central just four days after US TX on Monday 1st October.

Chris Collie, Director of Programming, Comedy Central UK said:

“We’re glad so many people joined us to laugh along with Charlie Sheen’s latest adventure”

Anger Management kick starts Comedy Central’s stellar autumn line-up which includes the second series of local commission, Threesome (Big Talk Productions), alongside the most talked about U.S. shows – The Daily Show, South Park, The Office, Mike & Molly and Two and a Half Men.

Anger Management is produced by Lionsgate Television in conjunction with Roth and Totino’s Revolution Studios, Burg’s Evolution Entertainment, Helford’s Mohawk Productions, Inc. and Estevez Sheen Productions.

 


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