'Covert Affairs' Uncovers Series-Best 5.3 Million Viewers


Tuesday night's installment of USA Network's Covert Affairs ranks as the series best to date among total viewers and key demos.
The Aug. 3 episode of the Piper Pirabo-starrer averaged 5.3 million watchers, its best average audience to date by 10%, according to Nielsen data. The fourth episode of the CIA series also notched its top marks thus far among persons 18 to 49 (2.3 million of those watchers) and adults 25 to 54 (2.3 million), according to USA officials.

In the 10 p.m. hour, Covert Affairs topped ABC and CBS among persons 18 to 49, 25 to 54 and 18-34.

At 9 p.m., White Collar averaged 4.1 million videwers, including a season high 1.7 million persons 18 to 49, as well as 1.8 million adults 25 to 54.