Ratings: Major Crimes Matches Season High, Grows 80% in Live + 3

By M. Sharpe

510-buzz provenza sanchez sykes lrEven as the summer season begins to wind down, Major Crimes ratings are heating up. This week’s intense outing (prologue to the upcoming three-part episode arc that will be closing out the summer season) built on last weeks performance to rise to 3.98 million viewers, virtually matching the season high to-date. Additional gains were seen in the key demos, growing over 11% to 0.5 million viewers 18-4, marking the third week of consecutive growth in the demo.  The episode was the second most-watched cable offering of the night, just behind the penultimate episode of Rizzoli & Isles.

Last week’s episode continued its strong performance in the ratings throughout the week, finishing as the second-most watched cable program of the week, ahead of both Fear The Walking Dead and the VMA Awards.

In time-delayed viewing, episode 508 continues to grow its viewership, growing more than 80% and 2 million viewers in Live + 3 day to 5.44 million viewers. Even bigger gains were seen in the key demo, which fully doubled to 0.8 million viewers 18-49.

Across the board Major Crimes continues to best the rest of TNT’s summer slate, including the latest episodes of The Last Ship (2.54/0.5) and almost tripling the viewership of Murder in the First (1.5/0.2).


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

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