via press note:

TNT’s blockbuster series The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles closed out their remarkable summer last night with strong figures across the board, cementing their status as basic cable’s Top 2 dramas of all time.

At 9 p.m., the summer finale of The Closer ranked as basic cable’s #1 scripted program for Monday, with 6.2 million viewers and 1.9 million adults 25-54 in Live + Same Day delivery.

The summer finale of Rizzoli & Isles came in a close second with 5.6 million viewers and 1.8 million adults 25-54 in Live + Same Day. Time-shifted viewing is expected to boost both summer finales significantly when final data becomes available in two weeks.

Last night’s strong showing by The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles helped TNT rank as basic cable’s #1 entertainment network for the night, with a primetime average of 4.4 million viewers.

For the year-to-date, Rizzoli & Isles is on pace to repeat its first-season victory as basic cable’s most-watched drama. The Closer continues to prove its strength in its seventh and final season, ranking a strong second behind Rizzoli & Isles.

The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles are set to return with all-new episodes Monday, Nov. 28.

Posted by:TV By The Numbers

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