‘Graceland’ premiere decent for USA, down slightly versus ‘Suits’

GracelandAll in all, USA has to be rather thrilled with the launch of their new series “Graceland.” Even though their first episode has been available online for weeks now, the new drama from “White Collar” creator Jeff Eastin managed to fare pretty well following the “Burn Notice” premiere on Thursday night, or at least well enough to make us believe that the network has launched yet another hit to add to their impressive roster of shows.

Overall, the one-hour premiere scored almost 3.4 million viewers, and a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic. When it comes to the former metric, this is just off slightly from where “Suits,” (considered to be one of the network’s flagship shows), was at the start of season 2 around this time last year.

The demo, meanwhile, may be considered a little bit more troublesome. Why’s that? “Suits” fares a little bit better than this, and also marks a drop of 33% from the “Burn Notice” audience the hour before. This is what USA uses in order to sell ads, so we’ll have to see if this rises in the weeks ahead. Then again, you also have to remember that the majority of the people who were watching the show prior to the premiere were within that age range.

We’ll see where the show goes in the weeks ahead, but we are holding firm to the belief that if these sort of numbers end up being consistent for “Graceland,” a season 2 will happen almost without a doubt.

What did you think about the “Graceland” premiere last night, and do you anticipate there being some more strong performances in the ratings moving forward? If you want to read our full review of the “Burn Notice” premiere, all you have to do is head on over to the link here.

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