via USA Network press release:
BURN NOTICE BREAKS RECORDS WITH 9.1 MILLION VIEWERS
8/6 BURN NOTICE MOST WATCHED SCRIPTED EPISODE ON CABLE SO FAR IN 2009
ROYAL PAINS BRINGS IN SERIES HIGH WITH 8.2 MILLION VIEWERS
With the addition of L7 data, the 8/6 airing of BURN NOTICE has now become USA’s most-watched original series telecast of all-time with 9.1 million viewers. This is the first time a USA original series has broken the 9 million viewers benchmark.
BURN NOTICE also set a USA Network record with 4.4 million viewers in P25-54, as well as delivering a series high in P18-49 with 3.76 million viewers.
USA’s newest original series ROYAL PAINS also delivered series highs on Thursday, 8/6, with the addition of L7 data, delivering 8.2 million total viewers and 3.884 million P25-54.
ROYAL PAINS, the #1 new original series on cable in 2009, will finale its first season this Thursday, August 27th at 10/9c on USA Network.
The finale on 8/6 of Burn Notice averaged 7.594 million in live+SD viewing so it added about another 1.5 million when the full week’s worth of DVR viewing was included.