By James Hibberd
Updated June 24, 2011 at 09:37 PM EDT
Credit: FX

FX’s Wilfred debuted last night as the network’s highest-rated comedy premiere ever.

The show drew 2.6 million viewers and a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49, and if you include the show’s encore, the performance rises to 3.8 million. Gotta say, I loved this pilot and glad it’s getting such a strong start. Keeping the high-concept idea rolling will be the trick. FX’s Louie also returned improved to 1.6 million viewers and a 0.8 rating, up 42 percent from its first season premiere.

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