The final season of USA’s Burn Notice kicked off Thursday night, drawing 4.3 million total viewers to its premiere at 9 p.m., according to Nielsen.
That was up 12% from its sixth season debut a year ago and a 14% increase from its finale last December. The episode posted a 1.2 rating with adults 18 to 49, ranking it third on cable for the night behind History’s Pawn Stars and a repeat of The Big Bang Theory on TBS.
Following Burn Notice, USA’s highly promoted new drama Graceland had a solid opening, averaging 3.3 million total viewers at 10 p.m., retaining 77% of its lead-in. The series starring Daniel Sunjata and Aaron Tveit follows a group of undercover agents who share a beach house and is marks a move toward more serialized storytelling for the network.