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Ratings: Major Crimes Hits New Season High in Total Viewers & Key Demos

By M. Sharpe



Major Crimes Season 5 Major Crimes is continuing its strong summer performance in the ratings by once again hitting a new season high, with 4.0 million viewers tuning into last night’s intense new episode, an almost 10% increase over last week’s outing.

In key demographics, Major Crimes saw a massive 30% gain, climbing to .52 million viewers 18-49. The show ended the night as the 2nd most-watched scripted offering, just behind Rizzoli &Isles (in Major Crimes’ former timeslot), as well as amassing almost 800k more viewers than the most-watched broadcast program, CBS’s Brain Dead.

Last week’s episode continued to perform well, finishing the week as the 3rd most watched cable program, behind only HBO powerhouse Game of Thrones andRizzoli & Isles. Among all shows, cable or network, Major Crimes ended the week as the 5th most watched scripted program. In addition, Major Crimes again outperformed the rest of TNT’s slate, including The Last Ship (2.42/0.6), Animal Kingdom (1.18, 0.4), and the season premiere of Murder in the First (1.3/0.38)

Further gains were seen for the season premiere of Major Crimes in Live + 3 day DVR ratings, adding 2.14 million viewers (59%) to its live viewership for a total of  5.762 million viewers, and saw tremendous demo gains of 125% for a total of 0.9 million viewers 18-49.


Major Crimes returns with an all-new episode on Monday, July 11 at 10pm/9c on TNT.

Want more Major Crimes? Listen to the ”What Would Sharon Raydor Do?” Podcast with Mary McDonnell, now streaming on MajorCrimesTV.net!

MCTV Presents: What Would Sharon Raydor Do? Podcast with Mary McDonnell – #3


Welcome to episode 3 of ‘What Would Sharon Raydor Do?‘, the podcast devoted to getting an in-depth view at Major Crimes Captain Sharon Raydor by the woman who knows her best, Mary McDonnell.

We will be including a few listener questions on the podcast each week – ask your questions below, and listen next week to see if your question has been answered!

Major Crimes Season 5 Gets Expanded Episode Order

blue cast promoTNT has announced that the episode order for this season of Major Crimes has been increased by 8 episodes, to a total of 21 episodes for the 5th season of the series.

The extension comes a week after Major Crimes premiered to strong ratings, coming in as the 3rd Most Watched Cable Series of the week for its premiere episode.

MajorCrimesTV.net has learned exclusively that the original 13 episodes that were ordered for this season will air as a whole this summer; the additional 8 episodes will air later in the year, but no word yet if they will be set around the holidays, or if, like in season 4, they may debut in winter 2017.

 

MCTV Presents: What Would Sharon Raydor Do? Podcast with Mary McDonnell – #2


Welcome to episode 2 of ‘What Would Sharon Raydor Do?‘, the podcast devoted to getting an in-depth view at Major Crimes Captain Sharon Raydor by the woman who knows her best, Mary McDonnell.

We will be including a few listener questions on the podcast each week – ask your questions below, or tweet them to us @MaryMcDonnell10 and @MajorCrimesTV using hashtag #WWSRD, and listen next week to see if your question has been answered!

Podcast Transcript

Ratings: Major Crimes Rises in Week 2 with Strong Key Demo Increase

By M. Sharpe

502- flynn raydor sykes lrDefying the traditional sophomore episode slump, Major Crimes bucked the trend to see ratings growth in last night’s intense new episode.

3.7 million viewers tuned in to watch the squad put an end to an underage porn ring, up slightly over last weeks season premiere. Greater gains were seen in key demographics, where the episode brought in 0.4 million viewers 18-49, a whopping 25% increase over last week.

The season premiere of Major Crimes continued to perform well throughout the week, coming in as the #3 most-watched scripted series of the week, behind only ratings juggernaut Game of Thrones and Rizzoli and Isles, which took over Major Crimes long-held 9pm time slot for its final season.

Overall, Major Crimes is once again proving to be a bright spot in TNT’s summer schedule. The highly-promoted Animal Kingdom had a disappointing bow last Tuesday, with 1.10 million total viewers tuning in for the 2-hour series premiere (a 70% decrease in viewers from Major Crimes). Likewise, returning series The Last Ship returned down sharply over last year, with 1.78 million total viewers and 0.39 in key demos tuning in, losing more than 40% of its audience over the its season 2 premiere numbers.


Major Crimes returns with an all-new this Monday at 10pm/9c on TNT.

Want more Major Crimes? Listen to the  ”What Would Sharon Raydor Do?” Podcast with Mary McDonnell, now streaming on MajorCrimesTV.net!

 

503 – Foreign Affairs

“Foreign Affairs” – Monday, June 27, 2016 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
After an ISIS inspired attack against a member of the US Armed Services, the FBI asks for Captain Raydor’s help in finding a terrorist, joining the Bureau in a race against the clock before the terrorist can strike again.

Directed by Nzingha Stewart
Written by Carson Moore
Created by James Duff

 

What Would Sharon Raydor Do? Podcast #1 – Transcript

Chelsea: It started with ‘What Would Laura Roslin Do?’ And now we’re asking “What Would Sharon Raydor Do?”. Welcome to the all-new “What Would Sharon Raydor Do?” Podcast, where we’re looking to get an in-depth view of Sharon Raydor from the woman who knows her best. I am here with Mary McDonnell who plays Sharon Raydor on TNT’s Major Crimes and we are looking into her character and analyzing a little bit of this week’s episode that you hopefully saw last night. And that episode is episode 1 of season 5 called “Present Tense” and… Hi Mary! How are you?

Mary McDonnell: I’m well Chelsea! Chelsea is a veteran member of Team BAM. So quite often when Team BAM is tweeting, now you’ll have a voice associated with some of those tweets.

C: Awesome! Well let’s go ahead and dive in! I feel like a lot of us have questions about Raydor’s backstory and everything else, so we’re just going to go ahead and get started! As we start season 5 of Major Crimes we’ve seen so much change between Sharon Raydor who took over Major Crimes in season 1, and the Sharon Raydor who runs the division now. How has Sharon changed from your perspective? Continue reading

MCTV Presents: What Would Sharon Raydor Do? Podcast with Mary McDonnell – #1


Welcome to ‘What Would Sharon Raydor Do?‘, the podcast devoted to getting an in-depth view at Major Crimes Captain Sharon Raydor by the woman who knows her best, Mary McDonnell.

We will be including a few listener questions on the podcast each week – ask your questions below, or tweet them to us @MaryMcDonnell10 and @MajorCrimesTV using hashtag #WWSRD, and listen next week to see if your question has been answered!

Podcast transcript