Ratings: Psych Returns Up, Duck Dynasty Soars

Ratings Psych Season 7 PremierePsych-Os were out in good force on Wednesday night, as the USA Network series returned to 2.9 million viewers and a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo, up from the so-so-so-long-ago Season 6 finale (2.7 mil/0.9) and on par with the Oct. 2011 Season 6 opener (3 mil/1.0).

USA points out that Psych’s return also enjoyed a larger audience and 18-34 demo number than any of its (handful of) 2012 episodes, and was up 20 percent from its year-ago midseason premiere.

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Cable’s big winner on Wednesday, however, was the Season 3 premiere of Duck Dynasty, which with 8.6 million total viewers and a 3.9 demo rating dominated all non-broadcast rivals and gave A&E its most watched, highest rated telecast of anything, ever.