Word out of the TCA summer press tour is that USA Networks is close to renewing freshman series Suits and Necessary Roughness for second seasons. The execs weren’t ready to announce the renewals yet but USA co-president Chris McCumber teased, “The outlook is sunny.” Co-president Jeff Wachtel added, “The future is so bright, we feel like wearing shades.”
Starring Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams, Suits debuted on June 23rd with a 1.6 in the 18-49 demographic and 4.64 million total viewers. The demo took an alarming 26% dive for episode two. Over the course of the last couple episodes however, the numbers have been building back up. Thursday’s episode attracted a 1.5 in the demo and 4.44 million viewers. So far this season, Suits is averaging a 1.4 in the demo and 4.37 million.
Necessary Roughness stars Callie Thorne and premiered on June 29th with a 1.4 in the demographic and 4.67 million viewers. The numbers dipped after that but have also been climbing back up. Last Wednesday’s installment garnered a 1.3 in the demo and 4.21 million. The show is averaging a 1.3 and 4.3 million after five episodes.
What do you think? Are you glad to hear Suits and Necessary Roughness are being renewed? Which do you like better?
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