USA’s 4400 Scores in Nielsens

The second-season premiere of USA Network’s The 4400 was the highest-rated basic-cable original-series telecast of the year among viewers 18-49 (2.4 Nielsen Media Research rating) and 25-54 (2.9), the network said.

The Sunday-night debut episode averaged a 4.0 household rating and 5.3 million viewers, and USA said it was the No. 1-rated basic-cable show for Sunday primetime in households, all key demos and viewers tuning in.