Welcome to MajorCrimesTV.net, your trusted source of news and information for the hit TNT drama Major Crimes. The series from Creator/Executive Producer James Duff brings the familiar characters of the LAPD’s elite Major Crimes Division into all-new situations as they adjust to being led by Captain Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell), while still trying to close the department’s highest-profile cases.
MajorCrimesTV.net has learned that TNT has increased the episode order for Major Crimes Season Four to 23 episodes.
As we first announced in July, Major Crimes had its first episode order increase just prior to its season four premiere, with three episodes added to the order. With todays increase of five episodes, it brings the total for season four to 23 episodes.
Actor Phillip P. Keene tweeted about the extension this morning, announcing the increased episode order.
The announcement comes amid much suspense as fans wait for a Season 5 renewal announcement. Despite performing strongly in the ratings this summer as summer’s #1 most-watched scripted cable program, no renewal has been announced for season five, marking the first time the show has gone it its summer hiatus period without being renewed.
Major Crimes will return for the second half of its fourth season on Monday, November 2nd, 2015.
Major Crimes ended its explosive summer season on a high note last night, capping off an impressive and consistent showing in the ratings for the last 10 weeks. Last night’s summer finale brought in 4.5 million total viewers, making it the second most watched episode of the summer season. The episode also won the night as the most watched scripted cable program, an honor it has held for its entire 10-week run.
Major Crimes continues to dominate the rest of TNT’s summer programing. In addition to reaching season-high viewership numbers, last week’s episode also won the week as the most watched scripted cable program, easily besting fellow TNT series Rizzoli and Isles, which held the #2 spot, by over 300k viewers, and bringing in almost 2 million more viewers than TNT’s other recently renewed summer series The Last Ship (2.98/0.8). Among the rest of TNT’s summer slate, Major Crimes continued its winning trend, more than doubling the ratings impact of its sister shows on the network, including Monday night lead-out Murder in the First (2.0/0.3), Proof (1.99/0.3), and Falling Skies (1.98/0.5).
Though a full reporting of time-delayed ratings weren’t immediately available, Major Crimes has continued to show strong growth in Live + 3 ratings, with episode 408 growing to 6.006 million viewers thus far, a 37% increase over it’s Live + Same Day impact, and a 4% increase over the prior weeks growth. In key demographics the episode showed even greater gains, with 0.9 million viewers 18-49 tuning in, a whopping 60% increase.
With numbers like this, we have to ask… TNT, what are you waiting for? It’s time to renew Major Crimes for Season 5!
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Major Crimes hit a new milestone in its penultimate episode of the summer season, with last nights episode bringing in 4.57 million total viewers and becoming the most-watched episode of the season thus far. The episode also won the night as the Most Watched Scripted Cable Program for the 9th consecutive week.
Major (see what we did there!)increases were also seen in the all-important key advertiser demographic, with a 16% increase over the prior weeks episode for a total of 0.7 million viewers 18-49 years old.
The ratings for last nights episode also make it the most-watched episode of any of TNT’s summer programming this year, including Rizzoli and Isles. Major Crimes has consistently outperformed much of the rest of TNT’s summer programming including its Monday night lead-out Murder in the First (2.18/0.3), Proof (2.11/0.3), The Last Ship (2.85/0.8), and Falling Skies (1.93/0.5).
In time delayed ratings Major Crimes continues to show tremendous growth. In Live + 3 viewership episode 407 has thus far risen to 5.82 million viewers, a 37% growth over it’s Live + Same Day impact. Meanwhile in Live + 7 day, episode 406 finished with a total viewership of 8 million (a 6% increase over the prior week). In key demographics the increase with even greater, with 1.7 million adults 18-49 and 2.2 million adults 25-54 tuning in, an increase of 6% and 10%, respectively.
Overall, across all of TNT’s viewing platforms Major Crimes is reaching an average of 10.2 total viewers per episode. In addition, Major Crimes continues to be one of the most-watched cable programs this summer, consistently in the Top 2 Most Watched Scripted Programs Week-to-Week (trading the top spot with fellow TNT series Rizzoli and Isles throughout the summer), as well as claiming a spot in the Top 10 scripted programs for the summer in viewers 18-49 and 25-54.
(Hey TNT, about that season 5 renewal…. we’re waiting! )
(Mid-Season Finale) “Fifth Dynasty” – Monday, August 10, 2015 at 9 p.m.
After Major Crimes identifies a murder victim as the son of State Superior Court Judge known for being tough on criminals, (Patricia Wettig), the squad hunts through her current case load, which involves an Aryan motorcycle gang and, much to their surprise, develops into the critical missing of a thirteen-year-old boy. Malcom-Jamal Warner, Ransford Doherty, Rene Rosado, Sonya Leslie, Nick Clifford, Mark Derwin and Aidan Blain guest star.
Written by Kendall Sherwood
Directed by Michael M. Robin
Created by James Duff
Continuing on its winning streak for the summer season, Major Crimes rose again in the ratings last night for the third consecutive week, bringing in 4.4 million viewers, matching its season high and winning the night as the Most Watched Scripted Cable Program for the 8th week in a row.
In key demographics the episode was down only slightly from last weeks season high demo, bringing in 0.6 million viewers 18-49.
Last week’s episode continued to outperform all other cable series, and finished as the Most Watched Scripted Cable Program of the Week. Major Crimes continues to finish first amongst the rest of TNT’s summer slate, including Monday night lead-out Murder in the First (2.18/0.3) Rizzoli and Isles (4.15/0.6), Proof (1.83/0.2), The Last Ship (2.95/0.7), and Falling Skies (2.03/0.5).
In time-delayed ratings, Major Crimes continues to show strong increases week over week. In Live + 3 day ratings Episode 406 has grown 43% to 5.91 million total viewers. In key demographics the impact was even greater, as the episode fully doubled its 18-49 viewership to 1.0 million. Meanwhile episode 405 finished its run by rising 52% over its live numbers to reach 6.125 total viewers. It rose further in key demographics, fully doubling its reach with 1.0 million total viewers 18-49 years old.
With numbers like these, and TNT’s renewal announcement for Rizzoli and Isles last week, can Major Crimes own renewal be far behind?
“Wish You Were Here” – Monday, August 3, 2015 at 9 p.m.
When a YouTube video of a bloodied, half-naked man walking down the middle of a street with a gun goes viral, Major Crimes must decide whether the victim was targeted, or a potential suicide. Rusty asks Sharon for help as he finally finds Alice Herrera’s brother, Gustavo. Kathe Mazur, Ransford Doherty, Brandon Barash, Rene Rosado, Sally Pressman, Tessie Santiago and Lane Garrison guest star.
Written by Duppy Demetrius
Directed by Steve Robin
Created by James Duff
Major Crimes continued trend with this summers red-hot ratings streak, reaffirming the shows place as one this summer’s most watched cable series. A total of 4.3 million viewers tuned in for last night’s gripping episode, up slightly from the previous week. In the 18-49 demographic the episode brought in 0.7 million viewers 18-49, a 16% increase over the prior week. Overall the episode won the night as the Most Watched Scripted Cable Program for the 7th consecutive week.
Last week’s episode continued to outperform all other cable series, and finished as the Most Watched Scripted Cable Program of the Week. Major Crimes continues to finish first amongst the rest of TNT’s summer slate, including Monday night lead-out Murder in the First (1.93, 0.3),Rizzoli and Isles (4.12/0.7), Proof (1.83/0.3), The Last Ship (3.02/0.7), and Falling Skies (1.96/0.5).
In time-delayed ratings, Major Crimes continues to show strong increases week over week. So far in Live + 3 day ratings Episode 405 has grown 43% to 7.73 million total viewers. In key demographics the impact was even greater, as the episode fully doubled its 18-49 viewership to 1.0 million. Meanwhile across all platforms episode 404 showed even larger gains, finishing with 7.7 million total viewers, and gaining 1.6 million viewers 18-49, and 2.2 million viewers 25-54, a 7% increase for both over the prior week.