LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "The Sarah Silverman
Program" got off to a good start for Comedy Central.
The network's new original series drew an average of 1.8
million total viewers last week in its premiere. That figure
makes the show's debut the best for a Comedy Central original
since the premiere of the animated series "Drawn Together" (2.2
million viewers) in 2004.
The half-hour "Silverman," which premiered at 10:30 p.m. on
Thursday, also garnered 1.3 million viewers in adults 18-49,
making it Thursday's most-watched primetime cable program in
The series features Sarah Silverman playing a character --
named Sarah Silverman -- whose absurd daily life is told
through an array of scripted scenes and song. The show co-stars
her real-life sister Laura Silverman, Brian Posehn, Steve Agee
and Jay Johnston.