“If TNT is concerned about losing cable’s gold standard, the premiere numbers for Closer spinoff Major Crimes should give it some confidence. The Mary McDonnell starrer, which follows her Closer character, debuted at 10 p.m. ET to 7.2 million viewers.
The strongest cable premiere of the year, Major Crimes tops previous record holders (and TNT neighbors) Dallas and Perception. The episode also brought in 1.7 million adults 18-49 and 2.0 million adults 25-54.