Robert posted last week about the 20% ratings fall Leverage suffered against the season premiere of . Last night got hit hard in a post-premiere slump, and Leverage was mixed, but topped in average viewers and closed the gap in adults 18-49.
slid almost 35% to just 2.856 million viewers (vs. 4.367 million for the premiere). It's A18-49 fell to a 1.1 from a 1.5 for the premiere. The "USA strategy of moving dramas off Friday was a success" pronouncement may have been a bit premature.
TNT might have hoped for a big rebound for Leverage, but it was effectively flat. Down 4% in viewers to 2.913 million (from 3.020 million last week). But it got a little boost in its A18-49 ratings to a 0.9 from a 0.8 last week.
Both had a new:NY and Ugly Betty on broadcast as competition this week vs. repeats last week.