USA Wins Big as 'Suits' and 'Burn Notice' Finales Dominate Cable Ratings

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August 24th, 2012

via press release:



SUITS Summer Finale Hits Season Highs

BURN NOTICE & SUITS Top Last Year's Finales

BURN NOTICE and SUITS ended their summer seasons in dramatic fashion as both shows were up over the prior year’s finales and dominated cable on Thursday night. BURN NOTICE and SUITS were the top two shows of the day on cable in all demos and total viewers. In the 10pm hour SUITS made USA #1, beating all cable and broadcast networks among P18-49 and P25-54.



  • P25-54: 1.9 million (+10% vs. last week / +4% vs. last summer’s finale)
  • P18-49: 1.7 million (+13% vs. last week / +4% vs. last summer’s finale)
  • P18-34: 736,000 (+1% vs. last week / on par with last summer)
  • TOTAL VIEWERS: 5 million (+14% vs. last week / +13% vs. last summer’s finale)


  • P25-54: 2 million (+6% vs. last week / +29% vs. season one finale)
  • P18-49: 1.9 million (+8% vs. last week / +30% vs. season one finale)
  • P18-34: 903,000 (+11% vs. last week / +37% vs. season one finale)
  • TOTAL VIEWERS: 4.5 million (+12% vs. last week / +29% vs. season one finale)
  • SUITS made USA the #1 TV network in the 10-11pm hour among 18-49 and 25-54, topping all broadcast and cable competitors

Reflective of the on-air numbers, social activity also increased over the digital channels:

  • According to Trendrr, SUITS was the #1 non-kids cable show for social media and #3 show on all of TV
  • SUITS activity was up +116% from the prior week
  • BURN NOTICE activity was up +38% vs. the prior week
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  • Lucas

    Burn Noticceee!

  • Debby


  • KG

    Suits is actually an enjoyable show.

  • Judy912

    Love SUITS!!! Was the best program on TV this summer!

  • erin 0961

    I am feeling the BURN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BABY’
    I’ve got the fever and the only cure is more “BURN NOTICE”
    Can’t wait for November to see how Michael and team deal with CARD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Got to admit the summer finale of BN was excellent. And the whole Card thing came out of nowhere, which presumably means it will lead to some new conspiracy. Card obviously had Anson killed, so there must be a connection.

  • BJH

    When will USA announce series pickups?

  • Ricardo

    I stopped watching Burn Notice a long time ago, but Suits is awesome.

  • Rick

    Suits is #1 because Gabriel Macht is HOT!

  • Robert

    USA is the best cable station hands down.

  • Tessa

    Too bad. I dropped Burn Notice about two months ago and can’t seem to get into Suits even though I’m trying. The only show of their I enjoy is White Collar.

  • spuffy

    Love both these shows. Both have excellent scripting, acting, and action. Far superior to anything on the networks. Can’t wait for them to return!

  • Gustavo

    Not surprise at all;Suits is (quality-wise speaking),the best show on tv.

  • Saul Leibow

    Suits has the BEST cast of characters/actors and witers. They fit together like expensive clothing, congratulations USA

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