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.
Happy Holidays indeed – we’re hearing that Major Crimes has been renewed for Season 5!
While we’ve reached out to TNT for an official statement, MajorCrimesTV.net has learned that Major Crimes has been given an initial order of 15 episodes for the 5th season, set to begin airing Summer 2016.
Season 4 of Major Crimes is currently airing its winter season, with a total of 23 episodes scheduled to air, the largest episode order of any TNT series to date.
Major Crimes enjoyed a very strong summer season, finishing as the Most Watched Basic Cable Series for 10 consecutive weeks, besting perennial frontrunner Rizzoli & Isles, and more than doubling the ratings of fellow TNT series Murder in the First, Proof, and Falling Skies throughout the summer season.
This winter Major Crimes has been a bright spot on TNT’s roster, which has been suffering losses of over half its viewership from its summer to winter seasons. While Major Crimes has also suffered from the TNT viewer drop, its numbers have been the least impacted of all TNT’s currently airing dramas, and has continued to lead as TNT’s most-watched program this winter by an average margin of almost a half million viewers.
We are thrilled to announce the return of MajorCrimesTV.net!
Since the premiere of Major Crimes in 2012, MajorCrimesTV has prided itself on being the first and most complete source of news, information and exclusive content about the show. We’ve enjoyed a unique position as both a resource for fans and an outlet for the cast and crew to reach those fans, and we greatly value the wonderful working relationships we’ve built with everyone associated with the show along the way….
After shutting down over the summer, we are very happy to announce that thanks to the help of many at Major Crimes and TNT, MajorCrimesTV is back! Thank you to all the fans who blogged, tweeted and messaged in our absence, and special thanks to James Duff for the continued support and assistance in facilitating our return.
We’re working hard to get MajorCrimesTV.net and our associated social media accounts up and running again as quickly as possible, and expect to be back in full force with all the exclusive reporting, content and extras that you have all come to rely on us for within the next few days.
Thank you for your continued support, and Happy Major Crimes Monday!
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Originally posted by Major Crimes creator/executive producer James Duff on Facebook:
“Dear Major Crimes Fans,
Welcome Back to MajorCrimesTV.net! Not many shows can boast such an ardent proponent as Mina Sharpe. And, when she temporarily shut down… the above mentioned site boosting the show, many of us who make it felt personally bereft.
Unfortunately, during the changeover of network administrations, the terrific connection Mia had created with fans worldwide got a little lost in the corporate shuffle.
We have addressed the problems in how information is distributed, and you can once again turn to MajorCrimesTV for exclusives, interviews with our cast and crew, guest star announcements, Identity by Rusty Beck, and much, much more that will put Major Crimes in context both artistically and professionally.
The advent of New Media (which is no longer new) has changed the proprietary nature of episodic television. By investing so much of their time in programming, viewers also become shareholders of every show they watch. Major Crimes has always treated its audience as a partner, and we hope the return of Mina’s site exemplifies our commitment to maintaining that partnership with each and every one of you.
In its first-ever Thanksgiving outing, Major Crimes stayed steady in the ratings despite going up against Monday Night Football and the TV “sweeps” period. Last nights Major Crimes brought in 2.49 million total viewers (up slightly from its winter season average to date), and won the night as the Most-Watched Scripted Cable Original of the Night.
Greater gains were seen in key demos, where 0.4 million viewers 18-49 tuned in, a rise of more than 33% over the prior week. Major Crimes is also vastly outperforming its new companion on Monday nights, bringing in in over 300% more viewers than lead-out Legends (580,000/0.1)
Across the board, TNT has been suffering losses of over half its viewership from its summer finales to this winter’s premieres (average network viewership of 2.94/0.5 in summer to 1.5/0.3 this winter). Meanwhile, the sole new offering from the network this winter debuted far below expectations, with only 1.01 million viewers (0.2 demo) tuning in for the premiere of Agent X.
While Major Crimes has also suffered from the TNT viewer drop, its numbers have been the least impacted of all TNT’s currently airing dramas, and has continued to lead as TNT’s most-watched program this winter by an average margin of almost a half million. Those gains are even greater when Live +3 numbers are taken into account, where Major Crimes has recovered much of its missing viewership, rising to an average of 4.2 million viewers and 0.7 million viewers 18-49 in Live + 3 day viewing.
TNT, we know it’s been a while, but we have to ask anyway – where is the Season 5 renewal for Major Crimes?
Sharon and the team investigate the murder of a young man pushed off the top of a parking structure who was somehow able to afford a high-end apartment without any visible means of support. Meanwhile, Lt. Andy Flynn suffers through the ministrations of an overly cheerful physical therapist.
Written by Leo Geter and Mike Zara
Directed by Nzingha Stewart
“Taking the Fall” – Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
The Major Crimes team is called to investigate a follow up attack on a victim of road rage, as a business executive and his wife fall prey to a furious driver in a pickup truck. As Thanksgiving approaches, Flynn suffers a setback on his road to recovery. And Rusty finally gets the interview with Slider that he wanted.
Written by Jim Leonard and Nick Zayas
Directed by Stacey K. Black
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!