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.

Ratings- Major Crimes Finishes Season Strong Against Football; Wins Night and Week

By M. Sharpe

319- raydor lr On a night where many broadcast programs posted series lows against the College Football Playoffs, the Major Crimes two-hour season finale held its own in the ratings, finishing the season even with their winter average, and wining the night as the Most Watched Scripted Cable Program.  ”Special Master, Pt. 1″ saw 3.73 million viewers tuning in for the much anticipated return of Phillip Stroh, while hour two saw excellent viewer retention, with 3.5 million viewers sticking around for  ”Special Master, Pt. 2″.

Last weeks episode of Major Crimes continued to perform well in time-delayed ratings, coming in as the Most Watched Show across all of cable (including sports and reality) for the week, and beating out sister TNT series The Librarians by more than a million viewers. In Live + 3 day ratings, last week’s outing rose to 7.6 million viewers (+3% over the prior weeks winter best).

Overall in its third season, Major Crimes is reaching a total of 9.4 million viewers per episode across multiple platforms.

Major Crimes will return for season 4 with all-new episodes Summer, 2015.

MajorCrimesTV.net wishes to congratulates the cast and crew on a fantastic season!

Ratings – Major Crimes Wins Night & Week in First Outing of 2015

By M. Sharpe

317- provenza sanchez lrUp against stiff competition from the return of network programming, Major Crimes performed well in its first outing of 2015, winning the night as the Most Watched Cable Program of the night. The episode, featuring the long-awaited showdown between Julio Sanchez and his temper (and Captain Raydor with her former Internal Affairs team) dropped slightly, with 4.311 viewers tuning in. In the key demographic, the episode remained steady, with 0.7 million viewers 18-49 tuning in.

Last weeks episode also brought some Major gains, winning the week as the Most Watched Scripted Cable Program, beating the runner up program (and sister TNT series) The Librarians by almost 1 million viewers! 

Congrats to the Major Crimes team for making a big splash into 2015!

Don’t forget to watch the 2 HOUR Season Finale of Major Crimes, this Monday at 9pm/8c on TNT!


318 – “Special Master, Pt. 1 & 2″

“Special Master Part One” – Monday, Jan. 12, 2014 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

Phillip Stroh (guest star Billy Burke) returns and is demanding a new deal from DDA Rios (guest star Nadine Velazquez) in exchange for his cooperation regarding “future murders.” In a race against the clock to prevent the deaths of three women, Major Crimes works to save the victims while decoding the source of Stroh’s information. Jon Tenney, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Brock Harris, Hampton Fluker, Ransford Doherty, Tuc Watkins, Jon Abrahams and Cara Santana guest star.

Directed by Steve Robin
Story by Mike Berchem
Teleplay by Ralph Gifford & Carson Moore
Created by James Duff

“Special Master Part Two” – Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) 

The Major Crimes division is in overdrive working to stop a serial killer who has been targeting female sex workers. To interpret the facts, Captain Sharon Raydor reaches outside her division to a consultant, Clarissa Fields (guest star Annie Potts), to help reverse engineer a decade of horrible murders as Stroh (guest star Billy Burke) moves closer and closer to achieving his ultimate deal. Jon Tenney, Laurie Holden, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Nadine Velazquez, Lindsay Price, Brock Harris, Hampton Fluker, Tuc Watkins, Ransford Doherty and Theo Alexander guest star.

Directed by Leo Geter
Story by Mike Berchem
Teleplay by Leo Geter & Jim Leonard
Created by James Duff


Ratings – Major Crimes Ends Year With Winter High; Ascends to #2 Spot for 2014

By M. Sharpe

316-flynn2 lrMajor Crimes ended the season on a major high, with Monday night’s outing bringing in 4.4 million viewers, a 16% increase over the prior week, hitting  a new ratings high for this winter season, and won the night as the most watched scripted cable outing. The episode also showed gains in key demographics, with 0.7 million viewers tuning in Live + Same Day, a 17% increase over the prior week.*

Major Crimes added another feather to its cap for the last week of 2014, surpassing freshman series The Librarians ascend to the #2 spot of TNT’s most-watched shows of the year!

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Major Crimes for a truly wonderful year, and best wishes to all for the New Year!


Authors note: Time-delayed ratings for last weeks Christmas outing of Major Crimes were not immediately available at the time this article was published, but will be added once they have been released.


Ratings- Major Crimes Christmas Outing Brings Good Cheer; Scores Top Spots for Night and Week

By M. Sharpe

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The holidays brought good cheer to Major Crimes, with 3.82 million viewers tuning in to watch the squad crack the case of the “Felony Santacides” and meet the rest of the Raydor clan. The episode won the night as the most watched scripted cable offering of the evening, and improved on last weeks live numbers by 8%. In the 18-49 demographic, the episode remained steady withthe previous outing, pulling in 0.6 million viewers.

Meanwhile, last week’s episode continued to bring good tidings, coming in as the most- watched scripted cable offering of the week. So far the episode has drawn 6.8 million viewers in Live + 3, an increase of 4% over the prior week. In key demographics the episode showed even more significant gains, with 2.1 million adults 21-54 (up 11% over the prior week) and 1.6 million adults 18-49 (up 13% over the prior week). For those with a touch of schadenfreude, we can’t resist noting that Major Crimes has beat out fellow TNT series The Librarians in the ratings for the past two weeks, despite the latter being much more heavily promoted.

With one week left to go for 2014, Major Crimes is set to finish the year on a high note as the 6th most watched cable series of the year, and is poised to rise to the #2 spot for TNT’s most watched series of the year.

MajorCrimesTV.net wishes a very happy holiday season to the cast and crew of Major Crimes, and to all the fans.

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317 – “Internal Affairs”

“Internal Affairs” – Monday, Jan. 5, 2014 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

Sanchez is put under the microscope when his mother’s (guest star Ana Mercedes) caregiver is found murdered… Rusty is forced to take on Jack (guest star Tom Berenger) when he shows up at Sharon’s condo acting recklessly. Ransford Doherty, Raoul Trujillo, Daniel Roebuck and Augusto Aguilera guest star.

Directed by Anthony Hemingway
Written by Michael Alaimo
Created by James Duff

Ratings – Major Crimes Wins Night; Scores #6 Spot as Most Watched Cable Series of the Year

By M. Sharpe

314- buzz provenza sanchez sykes lrMajor Crimes remained steady in its first holiday outing of the season, with 3.53 million viewers (and 0.6 18-49) tuning in, winning as the most watched scripted cable offering of the night.

Meanwhile, last week’s episode grew to 6.5 million viewers in Live + 3, a whopping 80% increase over its live numbers, and came in as the third most-watched scripted cable offering of the week, behind only the series finale of Sons of Anarchy and the heavily advertised premiere of The Librarians.

Though Live + 7 data for the winter premiere episode won’t be available till next week, a new report from TiVo shows that over 87% of their viewers watch Major Crimes via DVR, within one week of the original airing. The TiVo report finds that Major Crimes has the highest level of DVR views of all scripted series, broadcast or cable.

people mag ratingsEarlier this week People Magazine reported that Major Crimes was poised to finish the year in the Top Ten Most Watched watched scripted cable series of the year, coming in at number 6. With three episodes left to air this year.  Major Crimes is also finishing the season on a high note within TNT’s own series, rounding out the Top 3 most watched scripted cable offerings from the network, averaging 6.8 million total viewers. In the key 25-54 demo Major Crimes is in fourth place for the network, with 2.0 million total viewers.

Among all viewing platforms (including live + 7 views, DVR Playback, set-top VOD and digital on-demand), Major Crimes numbers continue to grow substantially, with an average of 12.8 million viewers tuning into the show, a massive 200% increase over its live + same day reach, putting it firmly in the top 3 most watched TNT series of the year.

Congrats to the cast and crew of Major Crimes for an amazing year!