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'Burn Notice,' 'Royal Pains' premieres up

By Philiana Ng

Summer is already off to a red-hot start. Last night's one-two punch of USA's "Burn Notice" and "Royal Pains" earned the cable net some record-setting numbers.

Burn_Notice_341x182 "Burn's" fourth season premiere topped last summer's opener (+10%), grabbing a total of 6.6 million viewers and 2.6 million in the coveted 18-49 demo. The premiere was also the third highest-rated episode in the 18-34 demo.

At 10 p.m., medical dramedy "Royal Pains," which was last year's most-watched freshman cable show, bested its series premiere with 5.8 million viewers (+5%).