TNT to Roll Out 10 Original Series This Summer, Including More Scripted Dramas than any other basic cable network ever


TNT, home to more hit dramas than any other cable network, is preparing to roll out a stellar summer lineup of 10 original series, including five returning hits – RIZZOLI & ISLES, MAJOR CRIMES, PERCEPTION, DALLAS and FRANKLIN & BASH – and the launch of MURDER IN THE FIRST, a powerful new crime drama from 10-time Emmy®-winning executive producer Steven Bochco. These six shows join the previously announced season premiere of FALLING SKIES and the debuts of the exciting new series THE LAST SHIP and LEGENDS in giving TNT a total of nine scripted dramas this summer, the most ever for a basic cable network. In addition, TNT’s unscripted crime-investigation series COLD JUSTICE, which is currently in its second season, will join the lineup with a run of new episodes.

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TNT’s hit drama “Major Crimes” closes out second season with 5.4 million viewers (Live + Same Day)

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TNT’s hit original series MAJOR CRIMES closed out its second season Monday night with 5.4 million viewers in Live + Same Day delivery, a +10% increase over the prior week. The drama, which has ranked as basic cable’s #1 original series for four consecutive weeks, beat its Monday competition to rank as the top cable program of the night.

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TNT to Claim Four of Basic Cable’s Top 10 Summer Series, More than Any Other Network


TNT is on track to claim four of basic cable’s Top 10 original series for the summer, more than any other network. RIZZOLI & ISLES, MAJOR CRIMES, FALLING SKIES and PERCEPTION have each scored Top 10 spots among total viewers. In addition, FALLING SKIES and RIZZOLI & ISLES are set to rank among basic cable’s Top 5 summer dramas with adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

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TNT Renews Summer Series “Rizzoli & Isles,” “Major Crimes” and “Perception” as Series Dominate Basic Cable’s Summer Ratings Charts


TNT has renewed three of its hit summer series, including the top-ranked RIZZOLI & ISLES and the Top 10 dramas MAJOR CRIMES and PERCEPTION. The renewals join the previously announced fourth-season order of TNT’s epic drama FALLING SKIES, one of the summer’s most popular dramas with key demos.

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TNT’s MAJOR CRIMES returns with 5 million viewers; KING & MAXWELL follows with 3.5 million viewers


TNT’s enormously popular crime-drama MAJOR CRIMES pulled in more than 5 million viewers in Live + Same Day for Monday night’s second-season premiere. making it this year’s #1 scripted-series season premiere with total viewers. It was followed by the launch of TNT’s newest series, the private-eye drama KING & MAXWELL, starring Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn, which got off to a strong start with more than 3.5 million viewers in Live + Same Day.

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