TNT’s Original Series Claim Top Rankings for the Week



By | Posted on 07 August 2012

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Via Press Release

TNT’s The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles were basic cable’s most-watched series last week, while Falling Skies took the series title among adults 25-54 and ranked as basic cable’s #1 scripted program among adults 18-49. Overall, TNT ranked as basic cable’s #1 network for the week in total day delivery of adults 25-54.

TNT is currently home to basic cable’s Top 4 scripted summer series among total viewers – #1) The Closer, #2) Rizzoli & Isles, #3) Perception and #4) Dallas. Among key demos, TNT’s hit sci-fi drama Falling Skies ranks as the summer’s top drama on basic cable with adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. In addition, Perception is cable’s #1 new series for the year-to-date among total viewers, while Dallas is cable’s top new drama with adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

With its original series continuing to turn in strong performances, TNT’s summer primetime averages are up 5% among total viewers, +4% among adults 18-49 and +4% among adults 25-54, compared to summer 2011.

Monday:
TNT’s blockbuster drama The Closer ranked as basic cable’s #1 program for the week, with 5.8 million viewers in Live + Same Day delivery. The episode also garnered 1.3 million adults 18-49 and 1.6 million adults 25-54. The Closer, which ranks as cable’s #1 series this summer, will finish its seven-season run with next Monday’s series finale.

TNT’s new hit series Perception delivered 3.7 million viewers in Live + Same Day, with 1 million adults 18-49 and 1.2 million adults 25-54. Perception currently ranks as cable’s #1 new series for the year-to-date among total viewers and comes in second behind Dallas among the year’s top new dramas with adults 25-54.

Tuesday:
TNT ranked as cable’s #1 network in Tuesday primetime on the strength last week, led by Rizzoli & Isles, which drew more than 4.4 million viewers. Among key adult demos, Rizzoli & Isles garnered 1.1 million adults 18-49 and 1.4 million adults 25-54.

Franklin & Bash brought in 2.2 million viewers Tuesday night, with 798,000 adults 18-49 and 915,000 adults 25-54.

Wednesday:
TNT’s Dallas delivered 3.2 million viewers in Live + Same Day, ranking as cable’s #1 Wednesday night program with total viewers and adults 25-54. The show scored solid growth among key demos compared to the prior week’s episode, with adults 18-49 up 8% to 1 million and adults 25-54 up 9% to 1.3 million. Dallas, which will close out its first season tomorrow night at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), currently reigns as cable’s #1 new drama of 2012-to-date with adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

Sunday:
TNT ranked as basic cable’s #1 network on Sunday night among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, propelled by its slate of action-packed originals.

Hit caper series Leverage got the night started with 2.6 million viewers in Live + Same Day. The show garnered growth among key demos compared to the prior new episode, with adults 18-49 up 5% to 942,000 and adults 25-54 up 4% to 1.2 million.

TNT’s epic drama Falling Skies drew more than 3.3 million viewers. Falling Skies not only ranked as basic cable’s top scripted series for the week among key adult demos but also scored growth over its previous new episode, with adults 18-49 up 10% to 1.7 million and adults 25-54 up 2% to 1.9 million. In its second season, Falling Skies ranks as basic cable’s #1 summer drama among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

TNT’s reality-competition series The Great Escape closed out the night with more than 1 million viewers in Live + Same Day. Like TNT’s other Sunday night originals, The Great Escape grew its demo delivery compared to the previous new episode, with adults 18-49 up 12% to 618,000 and adults 25-54 up 6% to 649,000.

Live + 7:
TNT’s original series continue to build significantly on their deliveries through time-shifted viewing. The following are the final Live + 7 figures for episodes airing the week of July 16:
• The Closer (July 16): 8.8 million viewers; 2.0 million adults 18-39; 2.7 million adults 25-54
• Perception (July 16): 7.2 million viewers; 1.9 million adults 18-49; 2.5 million adults 25-54.
• Rizzoli & Isles (July 17): 8.3 million viewers; 2.3 million adults 18-49; 2.9 million adults 25-54
• Franklin & Bash (July 17): 4.1 million viewers; 1.7 million adults 18-49; 1.8 million adults 25-54
• Dallas (July 18): 5.2 million viewers; 1.9 million adults 18-49; 2.3 million adults 25-54
• Leverage (July 22): 3.9 million viewers; 1.5 million adults 18-49; 1.8 million adults 25-54.
Falling Skies (July 22): 5.3 million viewers; 2.6 million adults 18-49; 2.9 million adults 25-54
• The Great Escape (July 22): 1.5 million viewers; 798,000 adults 18-49; 858,000 adults 25-54


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