UPDATED: Cable had another solid showing last night. Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch came down from its meteoric heights last week but was still the highest-rated cable program, USA’s Covert Affairs showed growth in Week 2, and MTV saw a huge turnout for the second season premiere of Teen Mom.
Deadliest Catch at 9 PM drew 5.5 million viewers, down 36% from last week’s episode that featured the death of Captain Phil Harris. After the Catch at 10PM also averaged 5.5 million viewers, down 19% from last week.
USA’s rookie CIA drama Covert Affairs (5.2 million) had a promising second-week bump, up 7% in total viewers from its premiere audience. In adults 18-49, it averaged 2.05 million viewers, down 3% from last week but still the highest-rated new scripted cable series this year in the young demo.
On MTV, the second season premiere of Teen Mom at 10 PM drew 3.7 million viewers, a series high and up whopping 72% from the series’ highly-rated debut last year. In P12-34, Teen Mom delivered a 3.3 rating, up 50%. Following at 11PM was the debut of MTV’s new series If You Really Knew Me, which opened with a solid 1.9 P12-34 rating and 1.8 million total viewers.
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