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 claims 4 of basic cable’s Top 15 original series, more than any other network


As 2013 comes to a close, TNT claims four of basic cable’s Top 15 original series for the year-to-date, more than any other network, with RIZZOLI & ISLES, MAJOR CRIMES, FALLING SKIES and PERCEPTION making the list. TNT also claims two of basic cable’s Top 10 original series among adults 25-54, with FALLING SKIES and RIZZOLI & ISLES. Both shows also rank among basic cable’s Top 20 original series with adults 18-49.

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TNT’s New Series “Cold Justice” Launches with More than 2.9 Million Viewers


TNT’s gripping, real-life crime series COLD JUSTICE scored more than 2.9 million viewers in Live + Same Day delivery Tuesday night, making it one of basic cable’s Top 10 unscripted series launches for the year-to-date. The powerful docu-drama, which is executive-produced by Emmy® winners Dick Wolf, Dan Cutforth & Jane Lipsitz and Tom Thayer, also drew 942,000 adults 25-54 in Live + Same Day for its premiere episode.

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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’s Rizzoli & Isles Books 6.6 Million Viewers, Outperforming Season Three Launch by +18% and Ranking as Basic Cable’s #1 Series Telecast Summer-to-Date


TNT’s blockbuster drama RIZZOLI & ISLES returned in a big way Tuesday night as the show’s fourth season premiere garnered 6.6 million viewers in Live + Same Day delivery, including 2.3 million adults 25-54 and 1.8 million adults 18-49. The show outperformed last year’s season three launch by double digits and ranks as basic cable’s #1 series telecast of the summer-to-date with total viewers and adults 25-54. PERCEPTION followed with 4 million viewers.

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


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


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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