Fresh off its strong start for the third season of “Royal Pains” and series launch of “Necessary Roughness,” USA Network is feeling good about the second week results for each.Callie_thorne_necessary_roughness

“Royal Pains” was the top cable show Wednesday in the 18-49 and 25-54 demos, as well as best in total viewers. Net reached 2 million viewers in each of the demos — an 11% improvement in 18-49 — and was also up slightly in overall auds.

For Callie Thorne starrer “Necessary Roughness,” in which she plays a therapist who works with a pro football team as well as seeing other patients, the series had a solid 95% retention from lead-in “Royal Pains” and drew 4.4 million overall viewers.

Broadcast numbers were lighter Wednesday than in the recent past as NBC’s “The Voice” finished its first season a week ago. With the NBC hit off the air, some of those viewers looking for a replacement ventured to the cable side.

USA Network won’t launch any other new series this summer. Next series to offer up a new season is “Psych,” which will return in the fall.

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