Peacemakers Makes Ratings Kill

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The hits kept rolling for cable Wednesday as USA Network’s new original
series, Peacemakers, posted the highest rating for a new scripted series
this season.

The Western-based series, starring Tom Berenger as a 1880s crime-solving
sheriff, averaged a 4.0 rating during its July 31 premiere, besting the 3.2
garnered by FX’s Nip/Tuck just two weeks ago, according to Nielsen Media
Research.

The series now ranks fourth among the top-rated original-series premieres in
history, behind USA’s Dead Zone (4.7 rating) and E! Entertainment
Television’s Anna Nicole Smith Show and FX’s The Shield (tied with
a 4.1).

Add the premiere rating of Monk (3.5) and USA holds three of the five
top original-series premieres in basic cable.

The show drew 5.2 million viewers aged two and over and 3.5 million
homes.

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