TNT's Rizzoli & Isles Premiere Delivers 6.6 Million Viewers, 'Perception' Follows with 4 Million Viewers

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June 26th, 2013

Rizzoli & Isles Season 4

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TNT's Rizzoli & Isles Books 6.6 Million Viewers,

Outperforming Season Three Launch by +18%


Premiere Ranks as Basic Cable's #1 Series Telecast for the Summer-to-Date


Perception Follows with 4 Million Viewers

TNT's blockbuster drama Rizzoli & Isles returned in a big way Tuesday night as the show's fourth season premiere garnered 6.6 million viewers in Live + Same Day delivery, including 2.3 million adults 25-54 and 1.8 million adults 18-49. The show outperformed last year's season three launch by double digits, with total viewers growing by +18%, adults 25-54 by +19% and adults 18-49 by +17%. Competitively, the season premiere of Rizzoli & Isles now ranks as basic cable's #1 series telecast of the summer-to-date with total viewers and adults 25-54.


Rizzoli & Isles was followed Tuesday night by the second season launch of Perception, which garnered more than 4 million viewers in Live + Same Day. The show also scored 1.2 million adults 25-54 and 1 million adults 18-49.


About TNT's Rizzoli & Isles


One of cable's Top 3 shows for three consecutive years, Rizzoli & Isles stars Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander as Boston’s top crime-solving duo. Harmon is Jane Rizzoli, a tough-as-nails Boston police detective, and Alexander is Maura Isles, a smart, impeccably dressed medical examiner from a privileged background. Despite being complete opposites, the two women share an offbeat chemistry, an authentic and deep friendship and a unique working relationship that together, helps them to solve the most complex murder mysteries in the city of Boston. Rizzoli & Isles also stars Lorraine Bracco, Lee Thompson Young, Bruce McGill, Jordan Bridges and Brian Goodman. Developed for television by executive producer Janet Tamaro and developed characters created by best-selling crime novelist Tess Gerritsen, Rizzoli & Isles is produced for TNT by Warner Horizon Television, Janet Tamaro’s Hurdler Productions and Bill Haber’s Ostar Productions. Tamaro and Haber serve as executive producers.


Connect with Rizzoli & Isles




Twitter: | #RizzoliandIsles





About TNT's Perception


TNT's fascinating drama Perception features one of the most unique crime solvers on television, an eccentric neuroscience professor who is recruited by the FBI to help solve complex cases. Emmy® and Screen Actors Guild Award® winner Eric McCormack stars as Dr. Daniel Pierce, who possesses an intimate knowledge of human behavior and a masterful understanding of the way the mind works. Although Pierce's mind may be brilliant, it's also damaged as he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. Rachael Leigh Cook co-stars as FBI agent Kate Moretti, Pierce’s former student who has recruited Pierce to consult on cases. Also starring are Arjay Smith, Kelly Rowan and LeVar Burton. In addition, season two features special guest star Scott Wolf (Party of Five, V, Everwood) as Donnie, Kate's soon-to-be ex-husband. In its first season, Perception ranked as one of basic cable’s Top 3 new series of the year. The series was created by executive producer Ken Biller and co-executive producer Mike Sussman, with McCormack serving as producer. Perception comes to TNT from ABC Studios.

Connect with TNT's Perception




Twitter: | #PerceptionTNT




  • rob60990

    Isn’t that a 1.5 in the A18-49 demo? Rizzoli & Isles did really well.

  • Boiler

    All is right with the world with the return of these 2 shows!!!

  • MichaelChickless

    Go Perception!

  • FLOP Detector

    Rizzoli and OLD


  • Jeff

    Old or not the demo still brings in a decent number for cable. I am sure TNT will take the older viewers as long as it keeps bringing in a decent young demo.

  • Rono

    R&I really good.

  • BJH

    Let’s hope R&I doesn’t drop harshly like Major Crimes did in its second week. Otherwise this is excellent news!

  • silvit

    @FLOP Detector
    Honestly, what is the median age? 60? Just mindblowing. I guess all the people watching must be +40, otherwise how can you have that demo?

  • david

    R and I starting off great! Perception starting off pretty good.

  • Joe Smith

    I don’t know anyone under 50 that watches live tv these days. other than news and sports. I like these two shows, but i certainly don’t watch them live.

  • Mindy

    Rizzoli and Isles still appeal to the young. Its 1.4 tying with Catfish means that among cable originals on Tuesday night, they appealed to the demographic the most.

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