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[01/28/11 - 02:11 PM]
2010 Year in Review/2011 Year in Preview: USA
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Please note: As a courtesy, please do not reproduce these tables to newsgroups, forums or other online places. Links only please.

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- With the TCA Winter Press Tour officially behind us, we thought a recap was in order to give our readers an overview of the flurry of announcements from the past month.

To that end we're offering up 25 capsules - five each day - of our most trafficked cable networks' plans for 2011, plus a look back at the numbers from 2010. Together they should help give you a better idea of their respective performances and goals moving forward.

As always, our daily and monthly list of premiere dates as well as our quarterly programming grids can assist in planning your viewing accordingly.

Network: USA

2011 Premiere Dates (Announced):

"White Collar" (Season 2.2 premiered Tuesday, January 18 at 10/9c)
"Royal Pains" (Season 2.2 premiered Thursday, January 20 at 9/8c)
"Fairly Legal" (premiered Thursday, January 20 at 10/9c)
"Tough Enough" (Season 4 premieres Monday, April 4 at 11/10c)

2011 Premiere Dates (Date TBA):

"Burn Notice" (Season 5, Summer)
"Covert Affairs" (Season 2, Summer)
"In Plain Sight" (Season 4, Spring/Summer)
"Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (Season 10, Spring/Summer)
"A Legal Mind" (New Series, TBA)
"Necessary Roughness" (New Series, TBA)
"Psych" (Season 6, Summer)

2010 Primetime Averages for Original Episodes:

millions of viewers (adults 18-49 rating) - series
5.674 (1.7) - Burn Notice S4.1
5.448 (1.6) - Royal Pains S2.1
5.189 (1.6) - Covert Affairs S1
4.946 (1.8) - WWE Raw (10:00)
4.688 (1.7) - WWE Raw (9:00)
4.643 (1.7) - Burn Notice S3.2
4.290 (1.5) - Burn Notice S4.2
4.256 (1.3) - White Collar S2.1
3.836 (1.3) - White Collar S1.1
3.614 (1.2) - Psych S5.1
3.435 (0.8) - In Plain Sight S3
3.302 (1.2) - Psych S4.2
3.047 (0.9) - Law & Order: Criminal Intent S9
2.895 (1.0) - Psych S5.2

Source: Nielsen Media Research, Live+SD (1/1/10-12/31/10)





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· BURN NOTICE (USA)
· COVERT AFFAIRS (USA)
· FAIRLY LEGAL (USA)
· FUTON'S RATINGS SURVIVAL GUIDES (TFC)
· IN PLAIN SIGHT (USA)
· LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (USA)
· NECESSARY ROUGHNESS (USA)
· PSYCH (USA)
· ROYAL PAINS (USA)
· SUITS (USA)
· TOUGH ENOUGH (USA)
· WHITE COLLAR (USA)
· WWE RAW (USA)











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