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USA’s “Psych” Ratings Crash; Viewership Hits Series Low

The eighth season of USA Network comedy “Psych” is not off to a good start.

Last week’s premiere attracted the show’s smallest-ever audience for a season opener.

This week’s performance does not require any such qualifier. It slipped to a series low in total viewers.

“S.E.I.Z.E. the Day,” the episode, averaged just 1.51 million viewers with a paltry 0.6 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic. The numbers were down by 34% and 25%, respectively, from last week’s already disappointing marks.

While no one could possibly spin the abysmal performance as a positive, it is worth noting that this week’s “Psych,” which aired in the series’ new 9PM timeslot, faced hefty competition from the “American Idol” season premiere.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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