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.
“Hostage of Fortune” – Monday, July 27, 2015, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
New information prompts the re-opening of an old kidnapping investigation, forcing Captain Raydor and her Major Crimes Division into partnership with a potentially corrupt FBI agent. Rusty has a major breakthrough in his investigation on Alice Herrera.
With just four episodes left in its summer season, Major Crimes continues to dominate in the ratings this summer. Last night’s episode brought in 4.2 million total viewers, a 5% increase in viewers over the prior week, and won the night as the most watched scripted cable program. Even bigger gains were seen in the key demographics, which rose 20% over last week to 0.6 million viewers 18-49.
Last week’s episode continued to hold up throughout the week, coming in as the second-most watched scripted cable offering of the week, only narrowly missing the top spot to fellow TNT series Rizzoli and Isles. Major Crimes continues to outperform the rest of TNT’s summer slate, including the most recent episodes of Proof (2.0/0.4), The Last Ship (2.99/ 0.7), Falling Skies (1.878/0.4), and fellow Monday-night series Murder in the First, which lost over 50% of the Major Crimes lead-in audience in both total viewers and 18-49 demo.
In time-delayed ratings, Major Crimes continues its stellar performance this summer. In Live + 7 episode 403 brought almost doubled its numbers in both total viewers and key demographics, rising to 6.23 million and 1.0 million, respectively. The episode is projected to rise to over 8.5 million viewers across all platforms. Meanwhile episode 404 saw a 35% increase in viewership in Live + 3 to 6.231 million viewers, the second biggest viewership increase of the week, and a 44% rise in the 18-49 demographic to 1.0 million viewers.
Overall for the 2nd quarter of the year Major Crimes is in the Top Two Original Scripted Series in total viewers, and the Top Ten Original Scripted Series in viewers 18-49, and is reaching an average of 10.1 million viewers per episode this season across all platforms.
“Targets of Opportunity” – Monday, July 20, 2015, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
After an officer-involved shooting, the Major Crimes unit must work with the Deputy Chief of the LAPD Special Operations Bureau Fritz Howard (Jon Tenney) to piece together this high stakes case of disguise.
On the occasion of the Major Crimes season premiere, we’ve decided to bring back our Thank the Advertisers Campaign, to help us show our support for Major Crimes in the terms that make sense to the network executives: advertising dollars. We hope you’ll join us every week for this campaign, as we all work towards a common goal: keeping Major Crimes on the air for many years to come.
Want to help support Major Crimes? Join us in thanking the sponsors and advertisers that help make it possible! The point here is to thank the the advertisers who have bought ad time during Major Crimes for their support of the show- by showing them that the Major Crimes viewers are both devoted and brand savvy, we show them that this is a show they want to continue doing business with, thus encouraging them to sign on for future seasons, which then encourages TNT to produce future seasons.So here’s how it works:
1. Watch the show live (if you can, though many of us can’t, and that’s OK too), or through one of the other means (iTunes Download, Amazon.com, TNTdrama.com website)
2. After the episode, tune in here or to our twitter feed (@MajorCrimesTV) to see the advertiser handles for that evening. Send a tweet to each advertiser (and to @TNTDrama) thanking them for their support. Throw in your own fun fact for the advertiser. If Toyota runs a commercial and your family has one, let them know!
@BestBuy saw your ad on @TNTDrama’s #MajorCrimes. Just bought my #MajorCrimes DVD’s from you- thanks for supporting the show!
Make sure to include the following in each tweet
- -The twitter handle for both the advertiser and TNT (@TNTDrama)
- -Some mention that you saw the ad on #MajorCrimes (mentioning the ad shortly after it airs will prove that we are paying attention)
- -A quick thank you for their support of the show.
- -If you have space, feel free to include the @MajorCrimesTNT twitter handle
- Also, this might go without saying, but if you have a protected (locked) Twitter account, this will not work (the advertisers won’t see your tweets). So in order to participate, you may have to open up a public account just for this purpose, or unlock your tweets for a bit.
Please write your own tweet (hitting the Retweet button does not have nearly the impact). It can be similar to ours, but give it a little variation. Please be polite to the advertisers- we want them to see that the Major Crimes watchers are an intelligent bunch that would represent a good target audience for their brand.
Advertiser list for Episode 406 (July13, 2015)
Aleve – Spotlight Sponsor- @AleveLiquidGels
Land Rover – @LandRover
Cadillac – @Cadillac
Olive Garden- @OliveGarden
Nissan – @NissanUSA
Mercedes Benz – @MercedesBenz
Toyota RAV4 – @Toyota
Capella University- @CapellaU
Nature Made Vitamin- @NatureMade
You probably had some local businesses advertised during the episode. Please take a moment and look up their Twitter info. These are usually smaller businesses, and love hearing from you!
On another note, if you can, buy the episode on iTunes or Amazon.com- your purchase does count towards what the network sees as total viewers, and for International fans, it’s one of the main ways you can help contribute to Major Crimes viewership numbers!
Thank you in advance for your participation, and lets make some noise and support Major Crimes!
-Want to do more to support the show and let TNT know how much you love it? Send them an email or a letter! All the information you need can be found here.
Questions, ask below- otherwise, go forth and tweet! And if you tweet and get a response, feel free to post it below!
Halfway through its summer season, Major Crimes continues to set new records in the ratings, solidifying its status as one of this summers strongest series.
This week’s outing brought in 4.02 million viewers, and easily won the night as the Most Watched Basic Cable Program. In key demographics the episode also stayed steady with the rest of the summer season, with 0.5 million viewers 18-49 tuning in. While the 4th of July holiday weekend caused an expected drop in live+ same day ratings, the drop was minimal and steady with the rest of the summer season so far.
Meanwhile, TNT’s Monday night lead-out series Murder in the First continued to struggle in both total viewers and the demographic, continuing with its week-to-week downward trend, losing over 51% and 60%, respectively, of the Major Crimes audience.
Last week’s record-setting episode of Major Crimes continued to dominate, and finished as the Most Watched Basic Cable Program of the Week, beating out all other scripted, reality and sports programs. Major Crimes continues to top TNT’s other summer programming as well, including the most recent episodes of Falling Skies (1.82/0.4), Proof (2.9/0.4) and The Last Ship (2.6/2.0.7).
In time-delayed ratings, Major Crimes made even bigger gains, with episode 402 increasing viewership by over 96% in Live + 7 day, for a total of 7.5 million total viewers, and a massive 220% increase in key demographics for a total of 1.6 million viewers 18-49. Meanwhile, episode 403 likewise saw significant increases, rising 36% to 5.77 million viewers in Live + 3.
Overall Major Crimes continues to outperform the rest of TNT’s summer slate, with an average of 9.7 million viewers per episode across all platforms.
“Personal Effects” – Monday, July 13 2015, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
When the squad comes across a pile of bones, they fall into a web of connections as they find their victim has an unnerving past. Rusty continues to pursue his investigation of the Alice case with the help of a new friend. Meanwhile, Rusty also gets roped into helping Provenza make a major move.
Fireworks all around! The 4th of July isn’t the only thing Major Crimes is celebrating, with ratings for last nights holiday-themed outing (see what we did there!?) bringing in 4.4 million viewers, a 3.5% increase over last weeks episode and a new season high. Even bigger gains were seen in the 18-49 demographic, with 0.7 million viewers 18-49 tuning in, also a new season high. Overall the episode also won the night as the most watched scripted series.
Last week’s episode of Major Crimes continued to dominate, winning the week as the Most Watched Scripted Cable Series of the Week, beating out fellow TNT series Rizzoli and Isles. Major Crimes has continued to outperform the rest of TNT’s summer roster as well, including the latest episodes of The Last Ship (3.28/0.8), Proof (2.18/0.3, losing more than half of its Monday night lead-in) and the season premiere of Falling Skies (2.03/0.5).
Major Crimes has continued to make huge gains in time delayed ratings. The season premiere built on its already-impressive L+3 numbers to finish with 8.9 million viewers across all platforms in L+7, outperforming network projections by over 7%. In key demos the episode reached a total of 1.6 million viewers 18-59, and 2.1 million viewers 25-54, a 5% and 14% increase over the L+3 numbers, respectively.
Episode 402 of Major Crimes continued the upwards trend, virtually doubling it’s total viewers in Live + 3 to 5.464. In the key demographics the impact was even greater, rising 76% from 0.5 to 0.9 in viewers 18-49.
Hey TNT… we think it might be time to start thinking about Season 5!
“Snitch” – Monday, July 6, 2015, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
While the Major Crimes unit investigates a complicated gangland shooting, Det. Amy Sykes finds she must protect the identify of a witness capable of identifying the killer. Rusty struggles with how to manage newly gained information on the Alice case, and Lt. Flynn works to gain the courage to take his relationship with Captain Raydor to the next level.