TNT Originals Turn in Strong Performances in Weekly Ratings

TNT‘s original series scored strong numbers last week, beginning with the Tuesday night hit Rizzoli & Isles, which delivered 5.4 million viewers in Live + Same Day to rank as basic cable’s #1 program for the day and #1 drama for the week. Among key demos, the show scored solid growth compared to the prior week’s episode, delivering 1.4 million adults 18-49 (+9%) and 1.8 million adults 25-54 (+10%). Last Tuesday’s episode of Rizzoli & Isles has already grown to 7.6 million viewers in Live + 3, with 2.2 million adults 18-49 and 2.7 million adults 25-54.

Franklin & Bash brought in 3.6 million viewers in Live + Same Day last Tuesday at 10 p.m., up a remarkable +21% over the prior week. Franklin & Bash also chalked up exceptional growth among key demos, averaging 1.3 million adults 18-49 (+49%) and 1.5 million adults 25-54 (+30%) in Live + Same Day. Last week’s audience has since grown to 4.6 million viewers in Live + 3, with 1.9 million adults 18-49 and 2.0 million adults 25-54.

According to the most recent time-shifted viewing data, the June 12 episode of Rizzoli & Isles climbed 7.4 million viewers in Live + 7, with 2.2 million adults 18-49 and 2.8 million adults 25-54. The same night’s episode of Franklin & Bash brought in a total of 4.3 million viewers in Live + 7, as well as 1.7 million adults 18-49 and 1.9 million adults 25-54.

Dallas wrangled 4.1 million viewers in Live + Same Day Wednesday night, including 1.4 million adults 18-49 and 1.7 million adults 25-54. The drama ranked as basic cable’s #1 program for the day with adults 25-54. Wednesday’s episode has already grown to 5.1 million viewers in Live + 3, with 1.8 million adults 18-49 and 2.2 million adults 25-54.

With final numbers for the June 13 launch of Dallas now available, the two-hour premiere garnered a total audience of 8.3 million viewers in Live + 7, with 2.6 million adults 18-49 and 3.3 million adults 25-54. It ranks as basic cable’s #1 new series launch for the year-to-date.

Sunday night, TNT’s epic series Falling Skies captured 3.4 million viewers in Live + Same Day to rank as basic cable’s #1 Sunday night drama. The episode also scored 1.5 million adults 18-49 and 1.7 million adults 25-54. Meanwhile, the prior week’s episode of Falling Skies scored 5.2 million viewers in Live + 3, with 2.4 million adults 18-49 and 2.7 million adults 25-54.

TNT’s new unscripted competition show The Great Escape averaged 1.4 million viewers in Live + Same Day, with 799,000 adults 18-49; and 875,000 adults 25-54. The prior week’s series premiere of The Great Escape has grown to 1.9 million viewers in Live + 3, with more than 1 million adults 18-49 and 1.1 million adults 25-54.