Cable Ratings: Anger Management Rebounds, Project Runway Stumbles, Awkward Rises

Anger Management reversed two weeks of downward trending with a visit from Charlie Sheen’s ex-wife Denise Richards — and with nary a champagne bottle in sight.

FX’s freshman comedy this Thursday drew 2.65 million total viewers, with 1.42 mil landing in the coveted 18-49 demo, marking week-to-week gains of 9 and 13 percent, respectively.

The series was also up in the Men 18-34 (+26%) and Women 18-34 (+45%) demos.

Wait, it just hit me: Richards was in Wild Things, and Sheen played “Wild Thing” in Major League. I just let out a Keanu Reeves-like whoa.

Elsewhere on Thursday:

* Burn Notice (5 million total viewers, 1.3 demo rating) was up 13 percent and a tenth, while Suits (3.7 mil/1.2) was flat, per TVByTheNumbers.

* Project Runway opened Season 10 with 2 million total viewers, says TVBTN, which is down some 25 percent from Season 9’s launch.

* MTV’s Awkward — now back on DirecTV — drew 1.8 million total viewers, up 6 percent.

* TBS’ Sullivan & Son bar comedy opened to 2.5 million total viewers with 1.3 mil in the 18-49 demo, which is right on par with the cabler’s most recent comedy debut, Men at Work.