USA's `Tough Enough' Premiere Wrestles 3.3 Million Viewers


USA Network's new reality series WWE Tough Enough pinned down more than 3 million viewers in its Monday night premiere.

Tough Enough,which originally aired on MTV and pits a group of 12 individuals looking to become the next WWE Superstar or Diva, averaged a healthy 3.3 million viewers despite its late 11:16 p.m. debut, according to network officials.

The series, hosted by former WWE star "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, also drew 1.9 million adults 18-49, 1.7 million adults 25-54 and 1 million adults 18-34 - second only to the January debut of A&E's Beyond Scared Straight in the demos.

Tough Enough maintained more than half the audience of its lead-in WWE Monday Night Raw. The live, weekly series averaged 5.4 million viewers from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.and 5.7 million viewers from 10 p.m. to 11:16 p.m., according to USA officials.