Ratings: Major Crimes Doubles in L+7, Wins Night as Most Watched Scripted Cable Show

By M. Sharpe




MAJOR CRIMES (TNT)Despite the continued challenges of its new Wednesday time slot, Major Crimes continues perform well, with additional wins this week as both the most-watched cable show of the night, as well as week-to-week gains, and continued wins as the second-most watched scripted cable show across all ratings segments.

This Wednesday’s episode saw moderate gains over the previous week, rising 10% to 2.4 million total viewers, and 0.3 million viewers 18-49, winning the night for the 4th consecutive week as the most-watched scripted cable offering.

Episode 517 additionally performed strongly throughout last week, and finished as the second-most watched scripted cable show of the week, behind only AMC juggernaut The Walking Dead.

In time delayed ratings, Major Crimes has continued to show impressive increases. Episode 516 grew 90% over Live + Same Day, finishing its run with 4.7 million total viewers in Live + 7 day ratings, and an increase of 12% over the L+7 ratings for the winter premiere. Greater gains were seen in key demos, where the episode fully doubled to 0.6 million viewers 18-59. The episode also won the week as the second most watched cable offering in both L+3 and L+7, again behind only The Walking Dead.


Major Crimes is all-new next Wednesday at 9pm/8c on TNT

UPDATED: Ratings: Major Crimes Rebounds on Wednesday; Wins Night as Most-Watched Cable Show

By M. Sharpe




MAJOR CRIMES (TNT)Three weeks into its winter season, the jury is in, and Major Crimes has found its footing on Wednesday nights.

With a perfect storm of February sweeps, a new time slot, and a move to Wednesday nights (the first time the show has not aired on Monday since its premiere), there was concern that Major Crimes might get lost among the greater TV landscape. Thankfully, the fans have followed Major Crimes to the new time-slot, and despite a rocky start, the ratings have continued to rise each week, and if the trend continues, will be on-part with the series performance last winter in its normal time slot in within the next two weeks as viewers continue to find the show in on its new night.

Last night’s episode brought in 2.5 million viewers, a 38% increase from the winter premiere, and almost 10% week to week from episode 2. Key demographics also rose more than 30% from the premiere, coming in this week at 0.3 million viewers 18.49. Last night’s episode also won the night as the most-watched scripted cable program.

In time-delayed ratings, Major Crimes saw even greater growth, as fans who may have missed it on the new day and time are finding it on DVR playback. The winter premiere almost doubled its viewership in Live + 3 day, growing 94% over its live + same day viewership.

UPDATED 4:45PM PST: In L+ 7, even larger gains were seen, with the winter premiere episode finishing with 4.2 million total viewers, up 120% over Live + SD. Even greater increases were seen in key demos, which added increased 150% over Live + SD to 0.5 million viewers 18-49.

Major Crimes continues to be extremely strong against the rest of the cable landscape at large, coming in as the second-most watched scripted cable series of the week in Live + Same Day, L+3 and L+ 7 day, behind only AMC ratings powerhouse The Walking Dead.


Major Crimes is all new this Wednesday at 9p/8c on TNT.

 

 

 

 

 

Ratings: Major Crimes Closes Summer Season With a Bang; Shows Greatest Cable Gains in L+3

By M. Sharpe



MAJOR CRIMES (TNT)Major Crimes wrapped up its summer season with a quite literal bang last night, as the team worked to solve the mystery of the courtroom conspiracy. 3.10 million viewers tuned in to see the final part of the summer finale, marking the first time Major Crimes has had to compete against both Monday Night Football and the regular fall season of broadcast premieres. Despite the competition, Major Crimes won the night as the most-watched scripted cable broadcast. In key demographics, the episode rose to 0.4 million viewers 18-49, down from the season average, but up from last week by up 20%.

As has been the case throughout this summer season, Major Crimes continues to perform very strongly in time-delayed ratings. Episode 511 (the first part of the summer finale) added over 2.39 million viewers in Live + 3 day viewers, growing to 6.45 million viewers. That earned it the #1 spot for the greatest gains (+56%) in total viewers of all cable programs for the week, including the series finale of Rizzoli & Isles (+36%). Greater gains were seen in key demographics, where the episode doubled in L3 to 0.8 million viewers 18-49, an increase of 80% over Live + Same Day.

As we first noted yesterday, since moving to the 10PM timeslot this season for the first time, Major Crimes has vastly performed all nine TNT scripted series which have previously held a 10pm time slot since 2012. Major Crimes season 5 average of 0.45 million viewers 18-49 in Live + Same Day is currently performing over 41% better than the final season average any of the other series TNT has had at 10pm in the last four years. In total viewers, Major Crimes is performing 131% better (1.61 TNT 10pm series average; Major Crimes: 3.72 million) than the average of all other TNT series in the 10pm slot since its inception, including Proof, King and Maxwell, Falling Skies Legends, Monday Mornings, Perception, Public Morals, Transporter, and Franklin & Bash, all series which have since been cancelled.

Compared to TNT’s only other 10pm show this season, Murder in the First, Major Crimes performance is even more impressive, with growth of 95% in key demographics (MITF: 0.23 million, MC: 0.45 million) over Murder in the First’s viewership. In total viewers, Major Crimes easily more than doubles its viewers over Murder in the First, growing 171% with an average of 3.7 million viewers over Murder in the First‘s 1.37 million.

As this summer season comes to a close, we ask TNT to please renew Major Crimes for season 6. We also ask fellow fans to help us by sharing our Open Letter to TNT President Kevin Reilly Regarding the Season 6 Renewal of Major Crimes, tweeting them @TNTDrama, visiting them on Facebook, and for more information on how to make your voice heard, click here.

 

 

Ratings: Major Crimes Grows 74% in Live + 7 Day; Takes #1 Slot for Greatest Gains in L+3

By M. Sharpe


MAJOR CRIMES (TNT)As its summer season begins to wind down, Major Crimes continues to heat up the ratings race, hitting new highs in both same day and time-delayed ratings.

In time-delayed ratings, episode 509 finished its run with the greatest gains across all of cable in Live + 7 day performance, rising 74% over the Live + Same day performance to 6.84 total viewers. Even bigger gains were seen in key demographics, which rose 150% to 1.0 million viewers 18-49.

In Live + 3 day viewing, episode 510 likewise is on track for a big finish, so far showing the biggest gains in total viewers , up 58% over Live + Same Day. In total viewers the episode is currently holding the #2 slot just behind Rizzoli and Isles. In key demographics, the episode has thus far grown 80% to 0.9 million viewers.

Last week’s season high episode continued to perform extremely throughout the week, finishing as the second most watched cable series of the week, behind the season finale of Rizzoli and Isles, and more than 700,000 viewers ahead of third place finisher Fear the Walking Dead.

Last night’s penultimate episode of Major Crimes likewise performed well, despite the across-the-board drops seen by all cable and broadcast shows of the night due to the return of Monday Night Football. 3.3 million total viewers tuned in to part two of the Major Crimes season finale, as the team continued to seek justice for Chief Taylor and unravel the conspiracy around them. Despite the competition from football, the episode outperformed Sunday night’s season finale of The Last Ship, the only other TNT original currently airing, by more than a million viewers. The episode is also expected to perform strongly in time-delayed viewings, once DVR Live + 3 and Live + 7 day numbers are available.

Overall, while the rest of TNT’s summer slate has seen double-digit losses in their average viewership from 2015 to 2016 (The Last Ship: -24%, The Librarians: - 45%, Murder in the First: -33%), Major Crimes is the only TNT drama to grow from 2015, adding 5% in total viewers year to year.

Once again, we at MajorCrimesTV.net want to thank the fans for their continued support of Major Crimes, and encourage as many as possible to watch the series live for next week’s summer finale. We also strongly encourage reaching out to TNT to let them know you support Major Crimes, and that you’d like to see them renew the show for a sixth season. You can tweet them @TNTDrama, visit them on Facebook, and for more information on how to make your voice heard, click here.

Ratings: Major Crimes Hits New Season High; Time Delayed Ratings Continue Growth

By M. Sharpe


MAJOR CRIMES (TNT)The intense opener of the three-part season finale did more than just change things forever for the Major Crimes team, as Monday night’s outing brought in a new season high in the ratings. The heartbreaking episode brought in 4.1 million viewers, adding more than 400,000 over the previous season high. Strong gains were also seen in the key demographic, which rose 4% over the previous season high to 0.52 million viewers 18-49. Overall the episode was the second-most watched cable offering of the evening, behind the series finale of Rizzoli and Isles.

Last week’s episode continued to perform well throughout the week, coming in as the second-most watched episode of the week, just behind the penultimate episode of Rizzoli and Isles. The outing also far exceeded the ratings of number 3 series Fear the Walking Dead by more than one million viewers.

In time-delayed ratings, Major Crimes has continued it’s very strong showing in Live + 3 day viewings for the summer. Episode 509 brought in 6.3 million total viewers in L+3, a massive 60% increase over the live + same day numbers, and added close to 900,000 viewers over the prior week. Greater gains were seen in key demographics, where the episode grew 125% to 0.9 million viewers, the highest growth of any cable program for the week.

As the summer season begins to wrap up, we at MajorCrimesTV.net want to thank the fans for their continued support of Major Crimes, and encourage as many as possible to watch the series live in the last two episodes of the summer season. We also encourage reaching out to TNT to let them know you support Major Crimes, and that you’d like to see them renew the show for a sixth season. You can tweet them @TNTDrama, visit them on Facebook, and for more information on how to make your voice heard, click here.

 


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!

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.

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

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!

Ratings: Major Crimes Goes for the Gold in Time-Delayed Ratings; Takes Silver Against Olympics

By M. Sharpe


508- gold lrMore than halfway through it’s summer season, Major Crimes continues to dominate in the ratings, consistently outperforming the rest of cable’s summer slate.

Up against stiff competition from the summer Olympics, last night’s superhero-themed episode of Major Crimes brought in 3.2 million total viewers. This was down 11% over the last new episode two weeks ago, but consistent with the across-the-board drops on both cable and broadcast due to competition from the Olympics broadcast. In key demographics, the episode remained steady at 0.4 million viewers 18-49.

Against the rest of TNT’s slate, Major Crimes continues to be a top performer, beating out the most recent episodes of The Last Ship (2.0/0.5), Murder in the First (1.1/0.2), and the season finale of Animal Kingdom (1.51/0.5).

In time-delayed ratings, Major Crimes has continued it’s dominance at the top of the cable ratings, cinching the top spots for the last two episodes.

In live+3 day ratings, episode 506 grew a massive 69%, topping out at 6.16 million viewers, and becoming the most watched scripted cable offering of the week in L3. Rizzoli & Isles claimed the number two spot with a gain of 45%. Even greater gains were seen in the key demos, where the episode rose 80% to 0.9 million viewers 18-49.

Meanwhile episode 507 likewise added almost 60% to its live+same day numbers, finishing at 5.8 million viewers, and winning the week for greatest gains in Live + 3 day ratings, and coming in just under Rizzoli & Isles for most total viewers in L3. The episode outperformed over the prior week, doubling its number in viewers 18-49 to 0.8 million viewers.