'Graceland' and 'The Hero' score decent premiere ratings, 'Burn Notice' returns up
The final season of "Burn Notice," meanwhile, opened to a bigger total audience than it did last year. Another TNT series, "72 Hours," fizzled.
"Burn Notice" drew 4.3 million viewers for its premiere, up from 3.9 million for its Season 6 debut last year. Its adults 18-49 number (1.5 million people in the demographic) was even with last season.
The 70-minute premiere of "Graceland" scored 3.3 million viewers, not far off what "Suits" (3.5 million) drew in the post-"Burn Notice" slot a year ago. About a million of its fell in the 18-49 demo.
A repeat of "Graceland" immediately following the premiere brought in an additional 1.1 million people overall.
On TNT, "The Hero" -- a competition show hosted by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson -- pulled in 1.5 million viewers at 8 p.m. A little over half (855,000) of those viewers fell in the 18-49 demo. Leading off the night on a channel not known for its unscripted programming, that's not bad.
The same can't be said for "72 Hours," which managed only about 830,000 viewers at 9 p.m.