'Psych' Opens Sixth Season With 3 Million Viewers

The USA Network comedy improves in the 25-54 demo from last year’s fall premiere.

USA Network's veteran comedy Psych returned for its sixth season on Wednesday, and improved upon its fall midseason return the previous year in several key categories.

The opener of Psych, the cable network's longest-running show, was up 8 percent from the Nov. 10, 2010 fall opener in viewership, luring 3 million total viewers at 10 p.m. opposite a bevy of broadcast offerings and the second episode of FX's American Horror Story.

Though it dropped slightly among adults 18-49 to 1.3 million, Psych grew 6 percent in the older 25-54 demo, drawing 1.3 million.

The wait for the USA comedy's return has been a long one, with its fifth season finale airing during the Christmas season and the network opting to hold the James Roday-Dule Hill series for the fall and not give it a summer launch, like it has had in past years.