Covert Affairs

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Covert Affairs TV

8:00pm One Tree Hill CW – Season Premiere.

9:00pm Covert Affairs USA – Annie needs to be recruited by smugglers; Arthur and Joan must bring Henry Wilcox back into the fold.

9:00pm Life Unexpected CW – Season Premiere.

9:00pm Warehouse 13 Syfy – Mrs. Frederic becomes ill and Pete, Myka and H.G race to save her.

10:00pm Parenthood NBC – Season Premiere. Adam is overwhelmed with increasing demands from his boss (William Baldwin) and family needs; Sarah searches for a career path

10:00pm Sons of Anarchy FX – To get intel on Abel's whereabouts, Jax and the club help a bounty hunter track down a skip; Gemma deals with her family issues.

10:00pm The Colony Discovery – VOPA returns, leading to contact with loved ones; a pending attack starts the colonists on the path to escape.

10:00pm Covert Affairs USA – Annie is forced to confront her past when Ben Mercer walks into CIA Headquarters.

11:00pm Lopez Tonight TBS – Actor Ken Jeong; musician Juan Luis Guerra; Enrique Iglesias performs.

11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central – Former British PM Tony Blair

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC – Actor Dax Shepard; actress Joanna Garcia; Brandon Flowers performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS – Actress Kristen Bell; Sarah McLachlan performs

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC – Actor Justin Long; a performance from Broadway's “Promises, Promises”; fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger.

Peter Krause speaks about “Parenthood”:

Dax Shepard speaks about “Parenthood”:

Here’s some Live+7 data for the USA Network shows the week ending August 15.  These comparisons all show lift versus the Live+SD #s we usually report (many networks  compare the lift versus pure live viewing which never gets reported anywhere).  The gains for the USA shows, particular with 18-49 and 25-54 are pretty impressive.

White Collar’s L7 lifts (“Unfinished Business”) on 8/10 were appx 50%, up from last week’s 40% levels.

*       P18-49: +48% going from 1439 to 2130.

*       P25-54: +51%, from 1473 to 2218.

*       P2+: +33%, from 3997 to 5323.

*       P18-34: +39% from 734 to 1019.

L7 Lift for Covert Affairs on 8/10 (“In the Light”) grew from mid-high 30% to mid-high 40%. In L7, P2+ was a series high while in all other demos it’s 2nd best for the series.

*       P18-49: +46% going from 2044 to 2991.

*       P25-54: +48%, from 2166 to 3201.

*       P2+: +37%, from 5168 to 7092.

*       P18-34: +43% from 937 to 1341.

Psych on 8/11 (“Sean & Gus in Drag”) saw Live+7 lifts of appx 40%

*       P18-49: +44% going from 1738 to 2495.

*       P25-54: +40%, from 1774 to 2492.

*       P2+: +34%, from 3775 to 5072.

*       P18-34: +37% from 907 to 1240.

For Burn Notice on Thu 8/12 (“Hard Time”) Live+7 lifts were 40-50% for the key demos

*       P18-49: +47% going from 2011 to 2953

*       P25-54: +39%, from 2352 to 3277

*       P2+: +29%, from 5574 to 7174

*       P18-34: +53% from 873 to 1333

Lifts for Royal Pains on Thu 8/12 (“Whole Lotto Love”) were back up to the mid-40s in 18-49 and around 40% on P25-54

*       P18-49: +46% going from 2118 to 3088

*       P25-54: +41%, from 2518 to 3553

*       P2+: +36%, from 5386 to 7324

*       P18-34: +39% from 990 to 1378

For the same week, The Closer saw a 30% lift with adults 18-49 vs. its Live+SD numbers, Rizzoli & Isles and Memphis Beat each saw 33% lift.  Hawthorne for some reason only saw 12% lift that week with adults 18-49, but Dark Blue saw 49% lift.

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Amazing Timing

The incredible first season of Covert Affairs goes out with a double-barreled bang this Tuesday at a special time 9/8C! In the premiere of Episode 1.10: I Can't Quit You Baby, Annie is sent to London to be a “mark” attempting to be recruited by a group of smugglers. Meanwhile, back at the CIA, the chain of command is tested as Arthur and Joan are forced to bring Henry Wilcox back into the fold. In hour two, Annie is forced to confront her past when Ben Mercer walks into CIA Headquarters, and the two are sent to Sri Lanka together to rescue Ben's former asset in the premiere of Episode 1.11: When the Levee Breaks at 10/9C!

Covert Affairs episode 1.10, “I Can't Quit You, Baby”

Covert Affairs episode 1.11, “When the Levee Breaks” stars Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Kari Matchett, Anne Dudek, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Peter Gallagher, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Ennis Esmer and is directed by Allan Kroeker.