The critics might not sing the praises of Rizzoli & Isles, but TNT doesn’t care.  Let the critics love on the far less watched Men of a Certain Age while audiences lap up freshman Rizzoli  & Isles.  Last night with 7.423 million viewers Rizzoli & Isles topped The Closer (7.215 million) and not for the first time.   It was the best night for both shows since the series/season premieres on July 12.

No 18-49 data yet, but typically “Rizzoli” has topped “Closer” with adults 18-49, even when it has trailed it in total viewers.

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