TV Ratings Report: Strong Starts for Wilfred, Suits

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Both FX and USA had reasons to celebrate over the weekend, as a pair of premieres opened very strong for the networks on Thursday night.

First, Wilfred garnered 2.6 million viewers, making it the most-watched comedy debut in FX history. It should be interesting to see how many viewers turn out for the second episode, considering mixed reviews across the board, including a mostly negative take by yours truly.

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Suits, meanwhile, improved upon Fairly Legal's Thursday night numbers by 47 percent. It earned 4.64 million viewers.

Elsewhere on Thursday:

  • Burn Notice premiere to an audience of 5.2 million, which was down from its June 2010 premiere, but a 20 percent increase from its November midseason opener.
  • Rookie Blue won its timeslot with 5.9 million viewers.
  • Just over seven million people tuned in for the debut of Expedition Impossible.

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I saw the pilot 3x. It is still good. This is my new favorite summer show. It is smart and the actors can act. This is so different from other network shows. Nice refreshing change from the awful reality tvs.

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