Charlie Sheen Roast: Lotsa Industry Jabs
UPDATED: It looks like on their own, Charlie Sheen and Two and a Half Men may be bigger ratings hits than they were together — at least in their first post-separation outings. After CBS’ Two and a Half Men posted series records last night for its season premiere that introduced Sheen’s replacement Ashton Kutcher, Comedy Central’s Roast of Charlie Sheen did the same for the cable network’s roast franchise. The special pulled in 6.4 million viewers, a 4.5 rating in adults 18-49 and a 6.2 in 18-34 for its 10 PM premiere, making it the most-watched and highest-rated roast in the history of the Comedy Central franchise. (Sorry, Donald!) In adults 18-49, the roast was the highest-rated telecast ever for Comedy Central. Across all plays last night, the special amassed 10 million viewers.