USA Network

USA Network

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  • 1Q08 was USA's best ever among people 25 to 54 and total viewers.
  • 1Q08 was the seventh consecutive quarter as No. 1 among people 18 to 49—the first time ever in basic cable history.
  • USA was No. 1 in basic cable for both 2006 and 2007.
  • "Burn Notice" was the No. 1 new scripted original series on cable among people 25 to 54 and total viewers.
  • "The Starter Wife" was the No. 1 new show on cable among people 18 to 49.
  • set digital records in 1Q08, with an average of 48.9 million page views, 6.5 million video streams, 3.1 million visits and 2 million uniques.

360° opportunities

USA's characters are everywhere. 2008 will bring new and engaging ways for audiences to interact with fans and advertiser brands.

  • one-of-a-kind microsites for all USA shows
  • USA Mobile: fan clubs,WAP, SMS and weekly watch-to-win questions
  • Character Rewind: the best place to watch full episodes for free all year long
  • Character Arcade: online gaming destination with classic games and originals


Jean Guerin
Senior VP, USA Network Publicity
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, N.Y. 10112

The No. 1 cable network for the second year in a row, USA Network continued its hot streak with the hit series "Monk" and "Psych" airing to record-breaking ratings on Friday nights. USA also launched two new originals: the Emmy Award-winning miniseries "The Starter Wife," starring Emmy Award-winner and Golden Globe nominee Debra Messing, and "Burn Notice," the No. 1 new series of 2007.

Based on Gigi Levangie Grazer's best-seller, "The Starter Wife" earned 10 Emmy nominations, including one win for Judy Davis. USA is bringing the television event back as a 10-episode series this fall, with Ms. Messing returning as Molly Kagan, a single mother who finds herself navigating life after divorce.

Also returning this summer is "Burn Notice," the No. 1 scripted series among people 25 to 54 and total viewers in all of cable for 2007. "Monk" helped ignite the ratings, with its winter season finale drawing its largest audience ever. "Psych" continues to grow and made USA No. 2 in all of television in people 25 to 54 and people 18 to 49, behind only ABC. "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" made a successful transition from NBC last October and returns with all-new episodes this summer.

The one-hour drama "In Plain Sight" stars Mary McCormack as a federal marshal working for the witness protection program (WITSEC) who juggles the pressures of her job and her dysfunctional family. Launching this summer, the show also stars Golden Globe-winner Lesley Ann Warren along with stage veteran Frederick Weller and "Dancing With the Stars'" Cristián de la Fuente.


In Plain Sight
U.S. Marshal Mary Shannon (Mary McCormack) works in the highly secretive branch of the witness protection program, WITSEC, relocating federal witnesses while attempting to manage her own dysfunctional family. Frederick Weller and Lesley Ann Warren also star.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
After a successful move from NBC last year, USA is running television's most intense police drama told from the point of view of one of the major participants in the crime—the criminal, witness or victim—while integrating a unique psychological component to each episode. Vincent D'Onofrio, Chris Noth, Katherine Erbe and Julianne Nicholson star.
Burn Notice
The No. 1 show of 2007, "Burn Notice" is a sexy, action-packed series set in sun-soaked, bikini-clad Miami. A blacklisted spy (Jeffrey Donovan) investigates who "burned" him and why. Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell and Sharon Gless also star.
Celebrating its 100th episode this season, "Monk" returns with Emmy-, Golden Globe- and SAG Award-winner Tony Shalhoub as the obsessive-compulsive detective alongside Traylor Howard, Ted Levine and Jason Gray-Stanford.
A fake psychic (James Roday), working for the police with his best friend and sidekick (Dulé Hill), has uncanny powers of observation honed by his police officer father (Corbin Bernsen). Timothy Omundson, Maggie Lawson and Kirsten Nelson also star.
The Starter Wife
On the heels of its ratings and Emmy success, "The Starter Wife" returns as a 10-episode series, with Emmy Award-winner Debra Messing reprising her role and now serving as executive producer. The series will focus on the post-divorce adventures of the lead character, Molly Kagan (Ms. Messing) as she begins her new life. Judy Davis and Chris Diamantopoulos also star.
AFI Life Achievement Award
This honor has been bestowed on many of the greatest film artists in Hollywood, and this year's recipient is no exception—the Academy Award-winning Warren Beatty. Taped at the Kodak Theatre.
WWE Monday Night Raw
Continuously the most watched regularly scheduled year-round program on basic cable television, the superstars of "RAW" include John Cena, Triple H, Shawn "The Heartbreak Kid" Michaels and the sassy and sexy Divas, Maria and Candice Michelle. Live every Monday night, 52 weeks a year.
US Open
In its 25th year on USA Network, the US Open attracts tennis' top players to Flushing, N.Y., from around the world for the last of four Grand Slam events.

Source: Nielsen Media Research. Additional information available upon request.