'Wilfred' Debuts As FX's Top Comedy Series

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It was a banner night for FX as the premiere of Wilfred drew the highest premiere ratings for a comedy in network history.

Wilfred's inaugural airing delivered 2.55 million total viewers, including 1.6 million in the 18-to-49 demo, according to Nielsen data. FX officials said it was the network's top comedy premiere ever among total viewers, persons 18 to 34, women 18 to 49 and femals 18 to 34. After an encore broadcast, the numbers jumped to 3.8 million total and 2.4 million in the demo.

The second-season premiere of Louie netted 1.6 million total viewers and 1 milion among the 18-to-49 set, up 42% for both from last season's premiere. The encore telecast lifted Louie's numbers to 2.4 million total and 1.6 million in the demo.