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Rizzoli & Isles Ratings Update

Posted on 20 August 2014

ImageRizzoli & Isles came in second for the week behind Major Crimes in Live + Same Day delivery, but pulled ahead through time-shifted viewing with 7.6 million viewers in Live + 3 delivery (+5% vs. the prior week). In key demos, last week's episode has risen to 2.4 million adults 25-54 (+4%) and 2.0 million adults 18-49 (+3%) in Live + 3. Fans also pushed the July 29 episode of Rizzoli & Isles to 7.8 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery.


TNT's Summer-to-Date Ratings

Through the third week of August, TNT continues to rank as basic cable's #1 network in primetime among total viewers for the summer-to-date. TNT's Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes and The Last Ship continue to rank as basic cable's Top 3 most-watched scripted series for the summer-to-date. They are joined by Falling Skies, Murder in the First and Perception in giving TNT six of basic cable's Top 10 scripted series this summer:

#1 Rizzoli & Isles: 7.5 million viewers for the summer-to-date (Live + 7 blended)

#2 Major Crimes: 6.9 million viewers

#3 The Last Ship: 6.3 million viewers

Falling Skies: 4.4 million viewers

Murder in the First: 4.3 million viewers

Perception: 4.2 million viewers

In key demos, TNT's new blockbuster The Last Ship and ongoing hit Rizzoli & Isles lead the pack in giving TNT four of basic cable's Top 5 scripted series this summer with adults 25-54:

#1 The Last Ship: 2.5 million adults 25-54 (Live + 7 blended)

#2 Rizzoli & Isles: 2.5 million adults 25-54

Major Crimes: 2.1 million adults 25-54

Falling Skies: 2.0 million adults 25-54

Among adults 18-49, TNT holds three of the Top 5 scripted series this summer:

The Last Ship: 2.0 million adults 18-49 (Live + 7 blended)

Rizzoli & Isles: 2.0 million adults 18-49

Falling Skies: 1.7 million adults 18-49

Collectively, TNT's summer originals are bringing in many more viewers than last year. For the summer-to-date, the network's original series are averaging 5.6 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery, a +27% increase over the same time last year. Demo deliveries have grown by double-digit percentages, with this summer's TNT originals bringing in +15% more adults 25-54 and +10% more adults 18-49 than last summer.

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