TNT's megahit Rizzoli & Isles has scored its biggest audience of the season. According to newly released Live + 7 data, the show's Aug. 8 episode drew more than 9.1 million viewers, 6% higher than the July 11 season premiere. The episode scored exceptional deliveries among key adult demos, with 2.6 million adults 18-49 (+11% over the season premiere) and 3.4 million adults 25-54 (+10%).
The Closer also chalked up excellent Live + 7 numbers for its Aug. 8 episode, finishing with 8.7 million viewers, 2.5 million adults 18-49 and 3.2 million adults 25-54.
For the year-to-date, Rizzoli & Isles and The Closer lead the pack as basic cable's #1 and #2 dramas.