Charlie Sheen has recently helped out Lindsay Lohan with finances and job opportunities. Lohan has now returned the favor by giving Sheen’s “Anger Management” a little boost.
Lohan’s guest shot on the FX comedy pulled in more than 1.25 million viewers, a 22% increase over last week’s installment. The episode attracted 705,000 viewers in the 18-49 demographic, a 35% increase over last week.
The comedy, which stars Sheen as an anger management therapist, has a weekly average of about 1.2 million viewers.
The troubled actress, who is scheduled to start a 90-day rehab stint on May 2, played herself as a patient on the show.
On “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” this week, Sheen said that Lohan was on time and knew her lines perfectly on the first day, but the second day was more problematic because she was several hours late. He joked that she held the show “hostage.”
The turnout for the “Anger Management” episode is particularly good news for Lohan, showing she still has some drawing power following her turn late last year as Liz Taylor in the Lifetime movie “Liz & Dick,” which drew scorching reviews and disappointing ratings.