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

 

 

 

 

Ratings: Major Crimes Continues Summer Season with New Average Highs and Demo Gains

By M. Sharpe



504- flynn provenza raydor sanchez sykes tao lrMajor Crimes continued it’s strong summer showing in last night’s all new episode. Despite across-the-board ratings declines for all outlets due to competition from coverage of the Republican National Convention, Major Crimes saw a slight uptick in viewers 18-49, with 0.5 million viewers in that key demographic turning in. In total viewers, the episode saw a slight dip, with 3.71 million viewers in Live + Same Day delivery.

Last night’s episode was the 2nd most-watched scripted cable offering of the evening, just behind fellow TNT series Rizzoli & Isles (4.05/0.5). Overall, Major Crimes was the 3rd most watched scripted series across all of broadcast and cable for the evening.

Last week’s episode continued to hold steady throughout the week, finishing as the 2nd most watched program of the week amongst all scripted cable programs.

Major Crimes continues to be one of the strongest offerings of TNT’s summer slate, outperforming last weeks episodes of The Last Ship (2.345/0.5), Animal Kingdom (1.25/0.4) and Murder in the First (1.29/0.2) in both total viewers, and finishing well above the network average of 0.42 million viewers in the key 19-49 demographics. In total viewers thus far this season, Major Crimes’ ratings average is outperforming the TNT average by over 50%.

 

Ratings: Major Crimes Continues Strong Summer Season with New Highs in Time-Delayed Ratings

By M. Sharpe


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Last night’s episode of Major Crimes saw Flynn & Provenza trying to find the perfect new house for Flynn (with a side of murdered realtor). The comedic-themed episode brought in 3.92 million total viewers, down just slightly from the season high of the last new episode two weeks ago.

In key demographics, the episode brought in 0.5 million viewers 18-49, just slightly off the season high of 0.52.

In time delayed ratings, Major Crimes continues to prove itself as one of summers strongest performers.

Episode 502 finished its run on a high note in Live + 7 day delivery, gaining 72% over its live viewership in Live + 3 day, for a total of 6.283 viewers. The gain was the 2nd largest of the week, only behind HBO’s Game of Thrones. In 18-49, the episode also doubled it’s delivery to a total of 1.0 million viewers 18-49.

Meanwhile, episode 503 saw massive gains in both total viewers and key demos in LIve + 3 day, and is on track to hit a new season high in time-delay ratings, having already risen to 6.23 million total viewers. The episode finished as the 2nd most watched cable program of the week in both live and time-delayed viewers, just behind lead-in Rizzoli & Isles. Likewise, episode also rose sharply in the key demographics, doubling to 1.0 million viewers 18-49 in Live + 3 day delivery.

Overall, Major Crimes continues to out perform the rest of TNT’s summer slate, including the latest episodes of Murder in the First (1.34/ 0.3), The Last Ship (2.5/ 0.6) and the recently-renewed Animal Kingdom (1.39/ 0.5).


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Ratings: Major Crimes Rises in Week 2 with Strong Key Demo Increase

By M. Sharpe

502- flynn raydor sykes lrDefying the traditional sophomore episode slump, Major Crimes bucked the trend to see ratings growth in last night’s intense new episode.

3.7 million viewers tuned in to watch the squad put an end to an underage porn ring, up slightly over last weeks season premiere. Greater gains were seen in key demographics, where the episode brought in 0.4 million viewers 18-49, a whopping 25% increase over last week.

The season premiere of Major Crimes continued to perform well throughout the week, coming in as the #3 most-watched scripted series of the week, behind only ratings juggernaut Game of Thrones and Rizzoli and Isles, which took over Major Crimes long-held 9pm time slot for its final season.

Overall, Major Crimes is once again proving to be a bright spot in TNT’s summer schedule. The highly-promoted Animal Kingdom had a disappointing bow last Tuesday, with 1.10 million total viewers tuning in for the 2-hour series premiere (a 70% decrease in viewers from Major Crimes). Likewise, returning series The Last Ship returned down sharply over last year, with 1.78 million total viewers and 0.39 in key demos tuning in, losing more than 40% of its audience over the its season 2 premiere numbers.


Major Crimes returns with an all-new this 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 in Season Five Premiere

By M. Sharpe


501- raydor1 lrMajor Crimes returned up last night, with 3.61 million viewers tuning in to see Captain Raydor and the team solve the murder of a missing teen in the season five premiere. That number is an increase of over 200,000 viewers over the season four winter finale, and easily besting the season four winter ratings highs.

In key demos, Major Crimes fell only slightly from last winter’s highs, to .42 million viewers 18-49.

The growth in total viewers impressive, especially considering Major Crimes move to the 10pm hour this year, where viewership is traditionally 20-30% lower over the 9pm time slot. Major Crimes season premiere numbers also outperformed last week’s Rizzoli and Isles season premiere, which took over Major Crimes traditional time slot.


Major Crimes is all-new this 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 Steady in Season Finale; Wins Night as Most Watched Cable Show

By M. Sharpe


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The season finale of Major Crimes brought with it Patrice and Provenza’s long-awaited nuptials, and a strong finish in the ratings.

3.4 million viewers turned in for the resolution to the Hindsight five-episode winter arc, and it won the night as the most watched scripted show for the 5th consecutive week. In key demographics, the episode remained steady with its winter high, with 0.5 million viewers 18-49.

Last week’s episode continued to perform strongly, ending the week as the second most-watched scripted series of the week, behind only The Walking Dead.

Episode 403 Major Crimes continued to see strong growth in time-delayed ratings, gaining 52% in Live + 3 day to a total of 4.5 million viewers. Even greater increases were seen in the key demographics, which rose a 75% to 0.7 million viewers 18-49.

MajorCrimesTV.net wishes to congratulate the cast and crew on a truly stellar season.

Major Crimes will return for season 5 this summer on TNT.

 

Ratings: Major Crimes Hits New Winter High; Wins Night

By M. Sharpe



422-hobbs raydor lrLast night’s episode of Major Crimes brought with it some resolutions in the ongoing winter story arc, and the best ratings thus far of the winter season.

The penultimate episode of season four brought in 3.5 million total viewers, setting a new winter high. The almost 20% increase over last weeks ratings helped the episode win the night as the most watched scripted cable series of the night for the fourth consecutive week. In key demos the episode saw even greater gains, growing 25% over the prior week to 0.5 million viewers 18-49.

Last weeks episode continued to perform strongly throughout the week, coming in as the second most watched cable series of the week, behind only The Walking Dead. Major Crimes also greatly outperformed fellow TNT series Rizzoli and Isles by more than 500k viewers.

In time-delayed ratings, episode 402 of the winter arc continued to hold its own, adding over 1.5 million viewers in Live + 3 day viewership for a total of 4.7 million viewers. Strong gains were also seen in the key demos, where the episode gained 60% to 0.8 million viewers 18-49 years old.