USA’s "Burn Notice" delivered its best season premiere ratings last night with 6 million total viewers and a 4.24 household rating.
The third season premiere was up 7% in the 18-49 demographic and 11% in total viewers from the second season premiere. The episode garnered 2.5 viewers in people 18-49 and 2.8 million viewers in people 25-54, out-performing the premiere of NBC’s "The Listener" in both demographics and beating a repeat of "CSI" in the 18-49 demographic.
The series premiere of "Royal Pains" following "Burn Notice" also garnered strong numbers for USA. The premiere drew 5.6 million total viewers and 2.3 million viewers in the 18-49 demo. The series held onto its audience, growing each half over in people 18-49 and people 25-54 demographics.