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.
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.