Royal Pains ends season with 5.9 million, most-watched first season show on USA ever

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Sorry for being a bit tardy in posting this.  We’ll need to wait until Tuesday to see the numbers out to 3 decimal places to figure out who won our contest Royal Pains wrapped up a great first season with 5.9 million viewers.

via USA Network press release:

ROYAL PAINS ENDS RUN WITH RECORD BREAKING SEASON

After last night’s season one finale, USA’s new hit series ROYAL PAINS is now the network’s most-watched first season of an original series ever, beating prior record-holder THE 4400, with the season averaging 3.3 million P25-54, 2.9 million P18-49 and 7 million total viewers.

The season one finale of ROYAL PAINS brought in 2.9 million P25-54 and 2.3 million P18-49, earning a 4.42 household rating with 5.9 million total viewers (Live+Same). Compared to the prior week, this episode was up +14% in P25-54, +4% in P18-49, +11% in households and + 10% in total viewers.

ROYAL PAINS also outperformed a new episode of “Project Runway” on Lifetime by +41% in P25-54, +10% in P18-49 and 69% in total viewers.

SOURCE: NIELSEN FAST NATIONALS, 8/27/09

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