USA Network TV Show Ratings (updated 5/9/15)

USA Network TV showsOver the course of its history, USA Network has had both great successes and big disappointments when it comes to their original scripted shows. Which of the current ones will be cancelled or renewed for another season? Stay tuned!

Scripted USA Network shows listed: Benched, Covert Affairs, Dig, Graceland, Psych, Royal Pains, Rush, Satisfaction, Sirens, Suits and White Collar.

Update: Latest ratings for Dig added.

There’s lots of data that USA Network execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are the major ingredient. Here’s an updated listing of all of their recent/current primetime scripted shows.


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A couple of notes about these charts:
These figures are updated automatically as new ratings are released (usually a day or so after the broadcasts). The averages are based on the final national numbers (live plus same day viewing). For technical reasons, I have to resort them manually so feel free to let me know if I missed something.

The demo numbers, which are typically most important to the broadcast networks, aren’t quite as vital to cable channels because their audiences are usually much smaller. Demo numbers are typically reported using the 10ths decimal place (2.4, for example). In the averages, I’m using an extra decimal for easier ranking.

What do you think? Are you surprised by any of the ratings? Which shows should be doing better? Which one do you think will be cancelled next?

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  1. TMONEY says

    You guys totally missed the boat with RUSH! Killer cast, risky plot, writing came together at the end of the season. Seems you would have material for multiple seasons.

  2. Camden Smith says

    Heres the problem execs look at Nielsen Ratings which frankly are antiquated and inaccurate. if Cetera law allowed it getting actual data from the cable companies nationwide would be a more accurate reflection of what people watch, but unfortunately federal law prohibits that and therefore Nielsen ratings is the only option they have to put out their network to advertising consumers. Therefore this antiquated crappy system is what rules whether a show makes it or not and in general unless someone who happens to be one of 30,000 people doing a ratings summary for that particular ratings. Puts down there watching that show the show fails. Its antiquated and it needs to be done away with. Completely agree with everybody that good shows get cancelled all the time for no reason.

    • nemo f says

      Ah yes, another person who knows nothing about statistics and how polling works blaming the “supposed antiquated system” they don’t understand for their favorite show being canceled. NEWSFLASH sometimes low rated shows are low rated and get canceled because they STINK.

      I am so tired of every fanboy telling me how the average viewer is too stupid to understand what great quality their favorite low rated horrible show is. How do you explain a show losing half or more of their audience? this is people WHO WATCHED the show,who enjoyed or were at least interested in it before,who are now tuning out. if a show was so great,wouldn’t these people keep watching?

  3. LindaKyle says

    The 2 USA Series, Playing House & Benched have virtually the same stats yetto the , the 1st was Renewed and the latter was Canceled. How was this decision made an why?
    Personally, I much preferred the edgy, irreverent humor of Benched compared compared to the ‘dumbed down’ family, relationship humor of Playing House. Benched, (like Night Court, years ago) has a pool of endless storylines to draw from as opposed to Playing House (these best friend/family based comedies have been done to death).
    Why cancel a show with so much potential, especially without attempting to increase it’s exposure via advertising or adjusting timeslots?

    • Donna says

      You and me both Anna. I have a feeling that the Season Finale could be the last season because many of the main characters were killed off or arrested. I hope that isn’t the case because I really enjoyed watching this especially with the scenery in Israel.

  4. says

    Why did you take off Rush and leave the vulgar show Satisfaction? I miss Monk.Pysch,Burn Notice and Necessary Roughness. I used to watch your network everyday but not anymore.

    • LindaKyle says

      I very much enjoyed both RUSH & SATISFACTION. It surprised me to read you describe Satisfaction as “vulgar” though. Both shows examine how the psychological mind effects the characters lives. *Satisfaction (personal dramatic series) deals with sex, desire and sensuality while *Rush (personal drama /action adventure series) dealt with sex, desire, drugs and the seedy side.
      How can you accept 1 but, call the other vulgar?

  5. Anonymous says

    I don’t like how you guys keep taking off the good shows and leaving the corny shows. USA is not the same. I need common law and Rush back. If you want to keep my services please bring the shows back.

  6. usaFan 1 says

    REALLY…USA TV NETWORK: just want to issue a challenge BRING BACK ALL the GREAT Shows: Fairly Legal; In Plain Sight; Necessary Roughness…
    WHY do you air REruns of NCIS & Law Order enclessly/back-to-back. u r MEnSSING up a Great network, used to be if nothing good was on tv you could always turn to USA Network & catch the Characters we all love… Monk, Burn Notice, Covert Affairss Season 1, not sure if yr going for the Cheap or the Network CEO/Parent-CBS just wants you to turn it down… TURN DOWN 4 WHAT… reInject QUALITY & BRing back that good original character programming. jus sayin…

    • nemo f says

      because the reruns are cheaper, make more money and GET BETTER RATINGS than USA’s original garbage

    • Memo says

      I completely agree with you! Several years back there was one or two USA shows per night that we loved watching specially because big networks had crap and USA shows like, Burn Notice, in Plain Sight, Covert Affairs, Fairly Legal, Suits, Psych, White Collar, Royal Pains . . . We’re entertaining fun. Loved all the characters – Our whole family enjoyed these shows. Not enjoying the newer ones as much. It’s just not the same. There isn’t much left to keep me a USA fan but honestly as along as Suits is still on, we will watch USA one night a week. BTW – I really enjoyed Dig.

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