Hot on the heels of its impressive season 3 premiere ratings last week Major Crimes continued to perform well in the ratings last night, winning the night as the most watched scripted cable program, with 4.64 million viewers in Live + Same Day ratings.
Despite the expected ratings drop for the sophomore episode of the season, Major Crimes still performed very strongly, retaining a close to 90% of its premiere audience. Meanwhile, sister TNT series Murder in the First lost nearly a full third of its viewers from its debut episode.
Last weeks season premiere of Major Crimes has continued to grow in time shifted viewing, rising over 32% in Live + 3 to 6.8 million viewers, +31% in the 18-49 demo with 1.6 million, and +35% in viewers 25-54 (2.1 million). Overall, Major Crimes was the 2nd most watched cable program for the week, topped only by Game of Thrones.