Charlie Sheen's "Anger Management" is still winning — just not as much as it did in its series premiere.
The second week of Sheen's new FX sitcom performed strongly, but still fell double digits in both the key 18-49 demographic and total viewership on Thursday night.
The 9:30 airing of "Anger Management" drew 3.37 million total viewers and 1.71 million viewers in the advertiser-sought 18-49 demographic. That's a 35 percent drop in the demo and a 38 percent slide in total viewers.
Signficiant drop-offs, to be sure — but hardly unexpected, given that "Anger Management"'s premiere set a record for FX. And Thursday nigh't new episode built on its lead-in — a repeat of last week's "Anger Management" — by 44 percent in total viewers and 55 percent in the key demo.
Not too shabby, especially compared to other big FX series. Last fall's series finale of "Rescue Me," for instance — which ended up being a four-year high for the show — drew 2.3 million total viewers, with 1.3 million in the key demo.