TNT's "Rizzoli & Isles Books" 6.6 Million Viewers, Outperforming Season Three Launch by +18%
Premiere Ranks as Basic Cable's #1 Series Telecast for the Summer-to-Date
"Perception" Follows with 4 Million Viewers
TNT's blockbuster drama Rizzoli & Isles returned in a big way Tuesday night as the show's fourth season premiere garnered 6.6 million viewers in Live + Same Day delivery, including 2.3 million adults 25-54 and 1.8 million adults 18-49. The show outperformed last year's season three launch by double digits, with total viewers growing by +18%, adults 25-54 by +19% and adults 18-49 by +17%. Competitively, the season premiere of Rizzoli & Isles now ranks as basic cable's #1 series telecast of the summer-to-date with total viewers and adults 25-54.
Rizzoli & Isles was followed Tuesday night by the second season launch of Perception, which garnered more than 4 million viewers in Live + Same Day. The show also scored 1.2 million adults 25-54 and 1 million adults 18-49.
About TNT's Rizzoli & Isles
One of cable's Top 3 shows for three consecutive years, Rizzoli & Isles stars Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander as Boston's top crime-solving duo. Harmon is Jane Rizzoli, a tough-as-nails Boston police detective, and Alexander is Maura Isles, a smart, impeccably dressed medical examiner from a privileged background. Despite being complete opposites, the two women share an offbeat chemistry, an authentic and deep friendship and a unique working relationship that together, helps them to solve the most complex murder mysteries in the city of Boston. Rizzoli & Isles also stars Lorraine Bracco, Lee Thompson Young, Bruce McGill, Jordan Bridges and Brian Goodman. Developed for television by executive producer Janet Tamaro and developed characters created by best-selling crime novelist Tess Gerritsen, Rizzoli & Isles is produced for TNT by Warner Horizon Television, Janet Tamaro's Hurdler Productions and Bill Haber's Ostar Productions. Tamaro and Haber serve as executive producers.
About TNT's Perception
TNT's fascinating drama Perception features one of the most unique crime solvers on television, an eccentric neuroscience professor who is recruited by the FBI to help solve complex cases. Emmy(R) and Screen Actors Guild Award(R) winner Eric McCormack stars as Dr. Daniel Pierce, who possesses an intimate knowledge of human behavior and a masterful understanding of the way the mind works. Although Pierce's mind may be brilliant, it's also damaged as he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. Rachael Leigh Cook co-stars as FBI agent Kate Moretti, Pierce's former student who has recruited Pierce to consult on cases. Also starring are Arjay Smith, Kelly Rowan and LeVar Burton. In addition, season two features special guest star Scott Wolf (Party of Five, V, Everwood) as Donnie, Kate's soon-to-be ex-husband. In its first season, Perception ranked as one of basic cable's Top 3 new series of the year. The series was created by executive producer Ken Biller and co-executive producer Mike Sussman, with McCormack serving as producer. Perception comes to TNT from ABC Studios.