Ratings: BOOM! Major Crimes Hits Another New High; Wins Week as Most Watched Scripted Program

By Mina Sharpe

307- buzz provenza raydor lrHot on the heels of its fourth season renewal, Major Crimes wasted no time proving it’s the hottest show of summer, with last night’s action-packed episode scoring a new season high, with 5.5 million viewers, a 4% increase over the previous season high set by last weeks episode.  In the 18-49 demographic, 0.9 million viewers tuned in to watch the Major Crimes team partner with guest stars Jon Tenney, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Laurie Holden, Bill Brochtrup and the “SOB” unit take on a serial killer in the action-packed episode, which many consider to be a backdoor pilot to a potential new spin-off series.

Meanwhile, last weeks episode continued to dominate in time-delayed ratings, coming in with 7 million viewers in Live + 3 day ratings (the highest Live + 3 delivery so far this season) and winning as the most watched scripted basic cable program of the week for the first time this season, taking over the position from fellow TNT series Rizzoli & Isles.

Congrats to the cast and crew for the well-deserved ratings success. BOOM.