On a very competitive night, with NBA playoffs and baseball luring male viewers, the premiere of USA Network’s Burn Notice movie prequel, Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe, did OK, drawing 3.6 million viewers, 1.4 million of them in the adults 18-49 demographic. Also last night, A&E’s unscripted series Storage Wars hit a series high with an audience of 3.8 million, 1.9 of them in the 18-49 demo. Meanwhile, AMC’s drama The Killing had a strong Week 3 showing with 2.5 million viewers, down only 2% from last week, and 1.1 million viewers in the 18-49 demographic, up a big 19% from last week and a rare double-digit week-to-week increase for a heavily serialized drama. Reliable ratings for the premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones will be available tomorrow.
On Friday, Disney Channel’s movie Lemonade Mouth became the most-watched cable movie of the year with 5.7 million viewers. Also on Friday, History’s American Restoration was off to a strong start with 3.3 million viewers, 1.5 million of them in the 18-49 demo.