Ratings: Major Crimes Rises 20%, Hits 2nd Highest Viewers of Season

By M. Sharpe

509- sanchez1 mrWith nary a political convention or sporting event in sight, last night’s episode of Major Crimes saw huge gains in the ratings, with a 20% increase in total viewers. The outing brought in 3.93 million live + same day viewers, making it the second-most watched episode of the summer season thus far, and second most-watched cable offering of the night. Likewise, gains were also seen in the key demos, which rose 13% to 0.45 million viewers 18-49, on par with the season average to date.

While Live + 3 day numbers for last week’s outing weren’t available at press time, last week’s episode of Major Crimes continued to perform well throughout the week, coming in as the third most-watched cable outing of the week, just behind the premiere of Fear the Walking Dead and the final episodes of Rizzoli & Isles. Against the rest of TNT’s summer slate, Major Crimes continues to outperform, more than tripling the viewers of Murder in the First (1.31/0.3) and adding more than 1.6 million viewers over The Last Ship(2.32/0.6).

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

Want more Major Crimes? Listen to the ”What Would Sharon Raydor Do?” Podcast with Mary McDonnell, now streaming on MajorCrimesTV.net!