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[09/06/06 - 12:00 AM]
TNT's the Closer Ends Season with a Bang as 7.6 Million Viewers Watch Record-Breaking Finale

[via press release from TNT]

TNT�s THE CLOSER Ends Season with a Bang As 7.6 Million Viewers Watch Record-Breaking Finale

Crime Drama Starring Emmy� Nominee Kyra Sedgwick Ranks as Ad-Supported Cable�s #1 Series of All Time among Viewers and Households, #1 Series for the Year-To-Date among Viewers, Households and Key Adult Demos

Finale Sets Record as Ad-Supported Cable�s Top Season Finale Ever Among Adults 25-54, Households and Persons 2+

TNT�s smash hit series THE CLOSER, starring Emmy� nominee Kyra Sedgwick, scored blockbuster ratings for its explosive second-season finale Monday, Sept. 4, delivering more viewers, more households and more adults 25-54 than any other season finale in ad-supported cable history, according to data from Nielsen Media Research. The episode, which was watched by 7.6 million viewers, capped off a phenomenal season for the show, which ranks as ad-supported cable�s #1 series of all time among viewers and households and #1 series for the year-to-date among viewers, households and key adult demos. THE CLOSER will return with a special two-hour event in December and has been renewed for a third season, set to begin next summer.

�We are extremely proud of this top-notch series, its memorable cast headed by Kyra Sedgwick and the critical praise it has garnered,� said Steve Koonin, executive vice president and chief operating officer for TNT and sister network TBS. �So it�s icing on the cake when all of those elements result in a show that has clearly won viewers over in a big way. We look forward to even greater things when THE CLOSER returns.�

Ratings highlights for TNT�s THE CLOSER:

- THE CLOSER�s combined season 1 and season 2 premiere telecasts rank it as ad-supported cable�s #1 series of all time in delivery of persons 2+ (6,067,000) and households (4,517,000).

- The season 2 finale of THE CLOSER is ad-supported cable�s #1 season finale of all time among adults 25-54 (3,445,000); persons 2+ (7,599,000); and household delivery (5,446,000).

- The second season of THE CLOSER ranks as ad-supported cable�s #1 series for the year-to-date among adults 18-49 (2,240,000); adults 25-54 (2,825,000); persons 2+ (6,681,000); and households (5,027,000).

- Compared to its first season, THE CLOSER�s second season showed significant growth across the board:

Demo Season 1 Season 2 Growth

Adults 18-49 1,935,000 2,240,000 +16%

Adults 25-54 2,380,000 2,825,000 +19%

Persons 2+ 5,451,000 6,681,000 +23%

Households 4,005,000 5,027,000 +26%

TNT led up to THE CLOSER season finale with a 12-hour marathon of the entire second season. The marathon averaged 1,016,000 adults 18-49; 1,200,000 adults 25-54; 2,752,000 persons 2+; and 2,132,000 households.

TNT�s new original series SAVED also finished its first season Monday, Sept. 4, delivering 1,546,000 adults 18-49; 2,045,000 adults 25-54; 3,937,000 viewers; 2,867,000 households. For its first season, SAVED ranked as ad-supported cable�s #2 new original series* (behind USA�s Psych) for the year to date among adults 25-54 (1,715,000); persons 2+ (3,456,000); and households (2,715,000).

Turner Network Television (TNT), a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is television�s destination for drama and one of cable�s top-rated networks. It offers original movies and series, including the blockbuster detective series The Closer, starring Emmy�, Golden Globe� and Screen Actors Guild Awards� nominee Kyra Sedgwick; Saved, a new character-driven drama starring Tom Everett Scott; and next year�s eagerly anticipated television event The Company, executive-produced by Ridley Scott and starring Chris O�Donnell, Michael Keaton and Alfred Molina. TNT is also home to powerful one-hour dramas, such as Without a Trace, Law & Order, Las Vegas, Cold Case, ER, Charmed and Judging Amy; broadcast premiere movies; compelling prime-time specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards�; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR and the NBA. TNT is also available in high-definition.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and a leading provider of programming for the television industry.

* Excluding limited series.

Source: Turner Research from Preliminary Nielsen Media Research data, based on most current data available (Live+SD). Complete and final data (Live+7) will be available in two weeks. Prime time is M-Su 8-11pm. Total Day reflects total programming hours for each network as reported by Nielsen. The following networks do not program the entire M-Su 6a-6a daypart: A&E, ABC Fam, ADSM, Bio, CMDY, CNBC, Court TV, Discovery, ENT, FX, FOOD, GAME, HIST, HGTV, Lifetime, NAN, NGC, NICK, OXY, HALL, TLC, TSOU, WE, WGN and SPIKE. All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 111,400,000 homes. Movie rankings include all ad-supported program telecasts coded as feature films in Nielsen Media Research systems. (Data for Sunday 3 a.m.-6 a.m. not yet available.)





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