TNT Originals Turn in Strong Performances in Weekly Ratings
TNT's original series scored superb numbers last week, beginning with the Tuesday night hit Rizzoli & Isles, which delivered 5.4 million viewers in Live + Same Day to rank as basic cable's #1 program for the day and #1 drama for the week. Among key demos, the show scored solid growth compared to the prior week's episode, delivering 1.4 million adults 18-49 (+9%) and 1.8 million adults 25-54 (+10%). Last Tuesday's episode of Rizzoli & Isles has already grown to 7.6 million viewers in Live + 3, with 2.2 million adults 18-49 and 2.7 million adults 25-54.
Franklin & Bash brought in 3.6 million viewers in Live + Same Day last Tuesday at 10 p.m., up a remarkable +21% over the prior week. Franklin & Bash also chalked up exceptional growth among key demos, averaging 1.3 million adults 18-49 (+49%) and 1.5 million adults 25-54 (+30%) in Live + Same Day. Last week's audience has since grown to 4.6 million viewers in Live + 3, with 1.9 million adults 18-49 and 2.0 million adults 25-54. With
According to the most recent time-shifted viewing data, the June 12 episode of Rizzoli & Isles climbed 7.4 million viewers in Live + 7, with 2.2 million adults 18-49 and 2.8 million adults 25-54. The same night's episode of Franklin & Bash brought in a total of 4.3 million viewers in Live + 7, as well as 1.7 million adults 18-49 and 1.9 million adults 25-54.
Dallas wrangled 4.1 million viewers in Live + Same Day Wednesday night, including 1.4 million adults 18-49 and 1.7 million adults 25-54. The drama ranked as basic cable's #1 program for the day with adults 25-54. Wednesday's episode has already grown to 5.1 million viewers in Live + 3, with 1.8 million adults 18-49 and 2.2 million adults 25-54.
With final numbers for the June 13 launch of Dallas now available, the two-hour premiere garnered a total audience of 8.3 million viewers in Live + 7, with 2.6 million adults 18-49 and 3.3 million adults 25-54. It ranks as basic cable's #1 new series launch for the year-to-date.
Sunday night, TNT's epic series Falling Skies captured 3.4 million viewers in Live + Same Day to rank as basic cable's #1 Sunday night drama. The episode also scored 1.5 million adults 18-49 and 1.7 million adults 25-54. Meanwhile, the prior week's episode of Falling Skies scored 5.2 million viewers in Live + 3, with 2.4 million adults 18-49 and 2.7 million adults 25-54.
TNT's new unscripted competition show The Great Escape averaged 1.4 million viewers in Live + Same Day, with 799,000 adults 18-49; and 875,000 adults 25-54. The prior week's series premiere of The Great Escape has grown to 1.9 million viewers in Live + 3, with more than 1 million adults 18-49 and 1.1 million adults 25-54.
TNT, one of cable's top-rated networks, is television's destination for drama. Seen in 99 million households, TNT is home to such original drama series as The Closer, Rizzoli & Isles, Falling Skies, Franklin & Bash, Leverage, Southland and the upcoming Major Crimes, Dallas, Perception and Monday Mornings. The network also features dramatic unscripted originals like this summer's The Great Escape and the upcoming Boston Blue (working title) and 72 Hours (working title). In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like The Mentalist, Bones, Supernatural, Las Vegas, Law & Order and Castle, which starts this year; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R); blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
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