As Major Crimes swings into its season finale next week, the ratings for this winter season continue to grown sharply in time-delayed viewing.
Episode 318 finished its run in Live + 7 day by almost doubling its viewers, rising 90% from Live + Same Day to 4.5 million total viewers.
In the key demographics, the episode saw even more Major gains, fully tripling its viewership to 0.6 million viewers 18-49, and tying for the top spot as the largest percentage gain of the week in key demos.
Preliminary numbers for last week’s episode show that it rose in Live + Same Day over the prior week, and finished as the third most-watched scripted cable show of the week, behind The Walking Dead and it’s lead-out, Into the Badlands.
Last night’s explosive beginning to the season finale rose slightly over the prior week, bringing in 2.4 million total viewers, and 0.3 million 18-49, and won the night as the most-watched scripted cable program of the night.
The season finale of Major Crimes airs next Wednesday at 9pm/8c on TNT