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.

 

Ratings: Major Crimes Rises; Takes Top Spot in Total Gains in Live + 7

By M. Sharpe

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Monday night’s episode of Major Crimes rose in the ratings as viewers tuned in to watch the team hunt down an armed madman. The outing brought in 3.66 total viewers, and finishing as the second-most watched cable program of the night. The episode dipped slightly in the key demos from last week’s season high, to the season average of 0.45 million viewers 18-49.

In time-delayed viewing, Flynn and Provenza-themed episode 504 “Skin Deep” finished it’s run on a Major high, rising to 6.75 million total viewers in Live + 7 day viewing, a rise of 75% over Live + Same day, and the biggest total gain in L+7 for the week. In key demographics, the episode doubled its impact, rising from 0.5 to 1.0 million viewers in L+7.

Overall, Major Crimes is continuing to strongly outperform the rest of TNT’s summer slate, including recently renewed The Last Ship (2.0/0.5) and Animal Kingdom (1.23/0.4), and Murder in the First (1.31/0.2)

 


Major Crimes returns with an all new episode Monday, August 15 at 10pm/9c on TNT

Ratings: Major Crimes Takes Top Spot as Most Watched Cable Show in Live + 3; Remains Steady Opposite DNC

By M. Sharpe


506- buzz provenza sykes taoMajor Crimes has continued its domination of the summer season, taking the top spot as the most watched cable show last week.  Edging out fellow TNT series Rizzoli and Isles, Major Crimes brought in 6.16 million viewers in Live + 3 day DVR ratings. That marked an increase of viewers of 66% over the live + same day numbers, as fans of the show caught up with the series throughout the week. Even greater gains were seen in key demographics, where Major Crimes rose a massive 125% to 0.9 million viewers 18-49 years old.

The rest of TNT’s lineup came in behind Major Crimes for the week in Live + 3 day, with The Last Ship (3.644) taking the number 3 spot, trailing behind Rizzoli & Isles (6.15). Murder in the First rounded off the list with 2.32 million viewers, and Animal Kingdom finished the week out of the Top 10.

Last night’s episode of Major Crimes saw slight decline over the prior week, likely due to the record-setting viewership for the Democratic National Convention being aired over multiple cable and broadcast networks. The episode brought in 3.64 million viewers, and was the second most watched scripted offering of the evening. In key demographics, the episode brought in 0.5 million viewers 18-49, steady with it’s season high in the demo from the last few weeks.

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