'Major Crimes' Season 2 Premiere Delivers Over 5 Million Viewers, 'King & Maxwell' Premiere Garners 3.5 Million Viewers

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June 11th, 2013

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TNT's Major Crimes Returns with More than 5 Million Viewers,

Ranks as Basic Cable's #1 Returning Scripted Series Premiere This Year


New Drama King & Maxwell Opens with 3.5 Million Viewers

TNT’s enormously popular crime-drama Major Crimes pulled in more than 5 million viewers in Live + Same Day for Monday night's second-season premiere. In the demos, the ensemble series scored deliveries of 1.2 million adults 18-49 and 1.5 million adults 25-54. Major Crimes' performance Monday night is in range of its overall Live + Same Day average for season one and even outperformed last year's average among adults 18-49 by +6%.


Compared to other returning shows on basic cable, Major Crimes ranks as this year's #1 scripted-series season premiere with total viewers and joins Sunday night's two-hour season premiere of Falling Skies among the Top 5 with adults 25-54.


Major Crimes was followed by the launch of TNT's newest series, the private-eye drama King & Maxwell, starring Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn. The show got off to a strong start with more than 3.5 million viewers in Live + Same Day, making it one of this year's Top 5 basic cable debuts for a new scripted series. In the demos, King & Maxwell delivered more than 1 million adults 25-54 and 820,000 adults 18-49.


About TNT's Major Crimes


Television's favorite squad of detectives is back in Major Crimes, TNT's hit crime-drama that ranked as basic cable's #1 new series of 2012. The extraordinary ensemble cast of Major Crimes includes two-time OscarÒ nominee Mary McDonnell as Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor, G.W. Bailey as Lieutenant Provenza, Tony Denison as Lieutenant Andy Flynn, Michael Paul Chan as Lieutenant Mike Tao, Raymond Cruz as Detective Julio Sanchez, Kearran Giovanni as Detective Amy Sykes, Phillip P. Keene as tech coordinator Buzz Watson, Robert Gossett as Assistant Chief Russell Taylor and expert Jonathan Del Arco as Dr. Morales, along with Graham Patrick Martin as Rusty Beck. This season, Nadine Velazquez has joined the ensemble as Deputy District Attorney Emma Stratton. Major Crimes focuses on how the American justice system approaches the art of the deal as law enforcement officers and prosecutors work together to score a conviction.


Major Crimes is produced by The Shephard/Robin Company and Walking Entropy, Inc., in association with Warner Bros. Television. James Duff, Greer Shephard and Michael M. Robin serve as executive producers.

  • Maxine Martin

    I love Major Crimes, but can’t help but wonder why you’ve almost ruined it with this terrible excuse of an asst district attorney person. She’s dumber than dirt and ugly to boot. I suggest you get rid of her.

  • Maxine Martin

    I enjoyed ‘Major Crimes’ last yr and at the beginning of this season, but you, like so many other shows are adding obnoxious people the show does not need. This asst DA is a nutcase and how you think somebody that stupid could graduate from law school much less pass the bar is beyond me. You also should not have added the ex husband. He contributes nothing and I cannot imagine any woman allowing a former husband to just move into her home?? Clean this up, get rid of those troublesome people and let me enjoy you show again!!

  • Pearl Drift

    Enjoying the show. The relationship between Raydor and Rusty adds real heart to the show, more character development for Rusty Please. Love the guys, don’t like the new lady DA

  • Wendy Woo

    Surely there are many beautiful women who also can act who could’ve made a great new Assistant District Attorney. Nadine Velasquez is an absolutely HORRIBLE actress.

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