TNT's 'The Closer' and 'Perception' Grow in Week Two

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July 17th, 2012

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TNT's The Closer and Perception Grow in Week Two

Last Week's Premieres Also Score Strong Gains in Live +3

TNT's blockbuster drama The Closer and new hit series Perception achieved solid growth in Live + Same Day delivery last night, outperforming last week's summer premieres among key adult demos. Meanwhile, time-shifted viewing is already providing both series with strong gains in Live + 3 delivery.

Last night, The Closer's second summer episode drew 6.4 million viewers in Live + Same Day, topping last week's summer premiere by +4%. The series, which is in the midst of its final six episodes, also grew among key adult demos compared to last week, with adults 18-49 up 3% to 1.3 million and adults 25-54 up 8% to 1.8 million. Much of The Closer's growth came from adults 18-34, which grew +18% over last week.

TNT's newest original series, Perception, remained strong in its second week, with a total audience of 5.5 million viewers. Perception chalked up solid demo growth compared to last week's series premiere, growing its delivery of adults 18-49 by +12% to 1.2 million and adults 25-54 by +8% to 1.7 million.

After premiering as basic cable's #1 and #2 series last week, The Closer and Perception have wracked up strong numbers through time-shifted viewing. The Closer's premiere episode has grown from 6.1 million viewers in Live + Same Day to 7.8 million viewers in Live + 3, while the episode's demos have expanded to 1.7 million adults 18-49 (L+3) and 2.3 million adults 25-54 (L+3). Perception's premiere episode last week has risen from 5.6 million viewers in Live + Same Day to more than 6.8 million viewers in Live + 3, with 1.5 million adults 18-49 (L+3) and 2.0 million adults 25-54 (L+3).

  • Wes

    Looking forward to a Perception renewal next Tuesday afternoon :)

  • Dan

    Great for Perception. Two episodes in and im really anjoying the show.

  • DenverDean

    Hope MC succeeds. Still think KS is leaving the series two seasons early. (I don’t consider this season a new one since it’s back “six” of last season.) BTW – Those are some nice L+3 gains for both shows.

  • KaRa

    Perception. Awesomeness. Love EMc :I

  • Pfw51

    The first episode of Perception was okay but kind of laid there… Cook was too stiff and it was hard to follow who was real and who was imaginary. But the second episode was better… Cook was more animated (and downright cute at times). Just like The Closer was in its early days, it will take a few episodes to build the chemistry, but I like its chances.

  • arkygirl

    I was enjoying Perception until he made the comment about God ,being like a Santa Claus in the sky ,that did it I turned the channel….

  • daw

    I love how people hear something they don’t agree with and have a cry about it, and stop watching a good program just because a made up character has an opinion they don’t share.

    I for one really enjoyed the santa claus in the sky comment i think its a great way to explain all the religions in the world.

    If you get easily offended by people talking badly about things you believe in, I suggest good earplugs and a blindfold you can then run through the streets whistling loudly to block out all opinions you dislike ^_^

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