10/18/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

USA Has Biggest Summer In Cable History

[USA] network averaged just over 3.6 million total viewers in summer 2009. That easily bests the previous holder Disney Channel, which averaged 3.1 million total viewers during the summer of 2007. B&C first noted the potential record in a July ratings analysis.

The network was boosted to its new heights by the surprise launch of Royal Pains, which quickly became a bona fide hit, while Burn Notice returned to become the best performing series in network history, ending with a bang.

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