Donald Trump Gives Comedy Central Its Biggest ‘Roast’ Numbers Ever

Record numbers tune in to see the real-estate mogul raked over the coals

"Jersey Shore" guide Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino might not have fared so well at the dais during Tuesday night's "Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump," but the event itself was a big hit with viewers, Comedy Central announced today.

The 10:30 p.m. premiere became Comedy Central's most-watched "Roast" ever, drawing a 2.21 rating in the adults 18-49 demo, and 3.5 million total viewers.

The premiere also helped to make for the most-watched Tuesday primetime (8 to 11 p.m.) for Comedy Central ever, with an average 1.13 rating in the adults 18-49 demo and average 1.8 million viewers for its primetime.

In addition to the roast, Comedy Central's primetime programming roster also included "Onion Sportsdome" at 8 p.m., and multiple episodes of "Tosh 2.0" from 8:30 to 10:30 (with a new episode at 10 p.m.).