Amazon Announces Exclusive Prime Instant Video Licensing Agreements with Turner Broadcasting and Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution for Two of TNT’s Hit Series

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Amazon.com, Inc. today announced exclusive content licensing agreements with Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution to add the epic TNT drama series “Falling Skies” and the Warner Bros. Television-produced TNT series “The Closer” to its Prime Instant Video catalog, giving Prime members instant access to these titles at no additional cost.

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TNT Has More Original Hit Series in 2012 Than Any Other Basic Cable Network

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TNT is basic cable’s biggest hit-maker, with six shows ranking among the Top 15 original series of 2012: THE CLOSER, RIZZOLI & ISLES, MAJOR CRIMES, PERCEPTION, DALLAS and FALLING SKIES. That gives TNT more hits than any other basic cable network. TNT also claimed the Top 3 new series of 2012, marking the third consecutive year the network has launched the year’s #1 basic cable series.

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11.2 Million Viewers Make TNT’s “The Closer” Basic Cable’s Most-Watched Finale Ever

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TNT’s THE CLOSER, which set numerous audience records during its seven-season run, just added another one. Through time-shifted viewing, the Aug. 13 finale of the blockbuster series grew to a final tally of 11.2 million viewers, making it the most-watched series finale in basic cable history. Meanwhile, the Aug. 13 premiere of TNT’s new series MAJOR CRIMES climbed to 9.5 million viewers, making it basic cable’s biggest new series launch ever.

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TNT Original Series Dominate Summer Ratings Race, With Basic Cable’s Top 5 Scripted Series

As the summer ratings race reaches the home stretch, TNT is on track to score several remarkable competitive victories, securing its position as home to basic cable’s top original dramas. Leading the pack are returning hits like THE CLOSER and RIZZOLI & ISLES and breakout newcomers like MAJOR CRIMES, PERCEPTION and DALLAS, which together rank as basic cable’s Top 5 scripted series for the summer-to-date. In addition, TNT’s epic sci-fi drama FALLING SKIES reigns as basic cable’s #1 summer drama with adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

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9.1 million viewers say goodbye to TNT’s THE CLOSER; MAJOR CRIMES follows with 7.2 million to rank as cable’s #1 new series launch of 2012

THE CLOSER ended its extraordinary seven-season run last night with 9,075,000 viewers in Live + Same Day, making it cable’s #1 series telecast for the summer-to-date. THE CLOSER’s finale was followed by the debut of TNT’s newest drama, MAJOR CRIMES, which brought in 7,184,000 viewers in Live + Same Day to rank as cable’s #1 new series launch for the year-to-date. TNT has now charted cable’s Top 3 new series launches of 2012, with MAJOR CRIMES followed by the June 13 premiere of Dallas (6.9 million viewers) and the July 9 debut of Perception (5.6 million viewers).

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19854_010_0890 The Closer: The Leak Video

Who is the leak? The Closer cast share their ideas surrounding the mystery that has been weighing heavily on LAPD. Click here to check it out, and tune in for new episodes of The Closer Mondays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT.

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19854_015_0233_R[1] THE CLOSER: FASHION TRIVIA VIDEO

We put The Closer cast’s fashion knowledge to the test when we asked them to answer some fashion trivia inspired by The Closer costume designer Greg Lavoi. Click here to see how the cast does, and tune in for new episodes of The Closer Mondays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT.

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TNT’s The Closer Returns with 6.1 Million Viewers as New Drama Perception Launches with 5.6 Million Viewers

TNT’s blockbuster series THE CLOSER returned for the first of six final episodes last night, drawing 6.1 million viewers, this summer’s largest Live + Same Day audience for a returning cable drama. THE CLOSER was followed by the series premiere of TNT’s new drama PERCEPTION, which drew 5.6 million viewers and now ranks behind TNT’s DALLAS on the list of cable’s top series launches for the year-to-date.

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