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Updated: Burn Notice returns to 5.1 million viewers, The Beast stumbles

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January 23rd, 2009

from James Hibberd at the live feed:

The midseason return of "Burn" was seen by 5.1 million viewers and drew a 1.9 adults 18-49 ratings.

"Burn" also turned up the heat on A&E's "The Beast" (1.6 million, 0.6). The second episode of the Patrick Swayze series fell a disappointing 25% in the ratings.

More via Variety.com

USA Network's "Burn Notice" scored its best adults 18-49 ratings ever on Thursday night.Returning with fresh second-season episodes, the spy drama tallied nearly 2.5 million viewers in the key demo[...]

Thursday's episode narrowly missed the skein's all-time mark in total viewers by a mere 5,000 even as it was running at 10 p.m. against original-episode broadcast competition from "Private Practice" on ABC, "The Eleventh Hour" on CBS and "ER" on NBC.

 
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