The sixth season premiere of "Weeds" and the series launch of "The Big C" brought big numbers to Showtime.
"Weeds" drew 1.262 million viewers in its first airing on Monday (Aug. 16) and added an additional 629,000 in its second airing for a total audience of 1.9 million viewers for the night, a series record.
The Laura Linney vehicle "The Big C" held onto most of that audience and drew 1.154 million viewers in its first airing, delivering Showtime's largest audience in 8 years for an original series debut. The previous record-holder? Ummm... "Odyssey 5" back in 2002.