The debut of USA’s light and fun crime series, White Collar averaged 5.4 million Friday night at 10pm.  Comparisons to other USA shows that debuted in the summer or not on Friday nights don’t make much sense to me, but the shows numbers were double that of The Starter Wife in the same slot a year ago.

I haven’t seen the numbers out to three decimal places yet, but will no later than tomorrow.  Those planning on entering the White Collar guess the ratings contest for this coming Friday’s episode might want to wait for all three digits before posting your guesses (though dozens of people have already guessed even before they saw the 5.4 million).  Update:  it appears for the 71 minute premiere it averaged exactly 5.400 million.  Earlier in the night Monk averaged 5.419 million…

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