Monk Sets Ratings Record

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USA Network sophomore series Monk continued its impressive ratings run, generating a record 4.6 household mark for its Jan 16 episode.

The show -- the first of seven new episodes for the "dramedy" detective series -- drew 6 million viewers, the most for any original scripted series on basic cable since the June 2002 premiere of Dead Zone on USA.

The episode also set ratings records among persons 25-54 (3.2) and 18-49 (2.4), the network said.