It's now official. TNT has won the ratings race as basic cable's #1 network in primetime for the summer.
Propelling TNT into first place is its stellar slate of original dramas:
With Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes and The Last Ship leading the pack, TNT is home to five of basic cable's Top 10 original series this summer, more than any other network.
In key demos, The Last Ship, Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes and Falling Skies rank among basic cable's Top 5 scripted series this summer with adults 25-54, with The Last Ship and Rizzoli & Isles taking the top two spots. Those same four shows also rank among basic cable's Top 10 scripted series of the summer with adults 18-49.
TNT closed out August with another victory for Rizzoli & Isles, which ranked as basic cable's top series telecast for the week. The episode has so far drawn 7.3 million viewers in Live + 3 delivery, with 2.5 million adults 25-54 (+9% vs. the prior week) and 2.0 million adults 18-49 (+13%).