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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