or


[09/11/07 - 04:15 PM]
With 9.2 Million Viewers and 6.8 Million Households Tuning in Last Night, TNT's the Closer Breaks Live + Same Day Record for Ad-Supported Cable's #1 Series Telecast Ever
TNT spins the numbers for Monday, September 10.

[via press release from TNT]

With 9.2 Million Viewers and 6.8 Million Households Tuning In Last Night, TNT's THE CLOSER Breaks Live + Same Day Record For Ad-Supported Cable's #1 Series Telecast Ever

Ad-Supported Cable's #1 Series of All Time Keeps Getting Stronger, With Last Night's Summer Finale Outranking June's Record-Setting Third-Season Premiere

Series Delivers Tremendous Growth among DVR Users, Averaging a 39% Boost with Adults 18-34 and a 35% Boost with Adults 18-49 When Comparing Live vs. Live + 7 Day Viewing

THE CLOSER To Return with Two-Hour Special Event in December, With Fourth Season Set To Launch in Summer 2008, Exclusively on TNT

There's no stopping TNT's phenomenal hit THE CLOSER: Last night's summer finale delivered an extraordinary 9.2 million viewers and 6.8 million households, setting a new record for ad-supported cable's largest Live + Same Day audience ever for a single series telecast, according to data from Nielsen Media Research. The previous record was set in June with THE CLOSER's third-season premiere, which scored 8.8 million viewers and 6.4 million households in Live + Same Day viewing.

To date, THE CLOSER ranks as ad-supported cable's #1 series of all time among households and viewers. Among key adult demos, the show chalks up tremendous double-digit growth when comparing Live to Live + 7 Day time-shifted (DVR) viewing. The critically acclaimed crime drama stars Golden Globe� winner and two-time Emmy� nominee Kyra Sedgwick as an LAPD investigator and interrogator with a remarkable talent for trapping criminals in their lies. The show will return in December with a two-hour special event marking the close of its third outstanding season. In addition, TNT has ordered 15 episodes for the fourth season, set to launch next summer.

"It's hard to imagine a better track record for success than what we've seen with THE CLOSER," said Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks. "Record-breaking performances, chart-topping growth, extraordinary DVR viewership among young adults and an abundance of critical praise and awards, add up to make THE CLOSER the new gold standard for the industry."

Ratings claims for THE CLOSER's summer finale and overall performance:

Last night's summer finale of THE CLOSER now holds the record for ad-supported cable's largest Live + Same Day audience ever for a single telecast among viewers (9,207,000) and households (6,839,000).

The third-season premiere of THE CLOSER on June 18 currently holds the record for ad-supported cable's largest Live + 7 Day audience ever for a single telecast among viewers (9,546,000) and households (6,885,000), but that number is expected to be eclipsed by last night's summer finale when Live + 7 Day data is available in two weeks.

On the DVR front, when comparing Live + 7 Day viewing to Live viewing, the show averages outstanding 39% growth among adults 18-34, 35% growth among adults 18-49 and 29% growth among adults 25-54.

For individual episodes, time-shifted viewing among adults 18-49 has been reaching extraordinary heights. When comparing Live vs. Live + 7 Day viewing, the Aug. 6 episode scored a tremendous 51% boost, the Aug. 13 episode garnered a 47% boost and the Aug. 20 chalked up a 39% boost.

With its success showing no signs of slowing down, THE CLOSER ranks as ad-supported cable's #1 series of all time among households and viewers.

Sedgwick took home the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama Series this year for her performance as the feminine yet forceful, offbeat yet indomitable CIA-trained Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson, a former Atlanta detective brought to Los Angeles to head a special LAPD unit charged with cracking sensitive, high-profile murder cases. She is an expert at digging into a person's secrets and obtaining confessions, despite constantly struggling with her own imperfections and neuroses. In addition to Sedgwick, THE CLOSER's Screen Actors Guild Award�-nominated ensemble cast will be back for the fourth season, including Jon Tenney, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Raymond Cruz, Michael Paul Chan and Gina Ravera.

THE CLOSER comes to TNT from The Shephard/Robin Company in association with Warner Bros. Television and is executive-produced by Greer Shephard (Nip/Tuck, The D.A.), Michael M. Robin (Nip/Tuck, The D.A., NYPD Blue) and James Duff (The D.A., The Agency) and produced by Andrew J. Sacks (The D.A, Adaptation, Two Soldiers) with Kyra Sedgwick also serving as producer. Gil Garcetti, Los Angeles district attorney from 1992 to 2000, is a consulting producer.

Turner Network Television (TNT), television's destination for drama and one of cable's top-rated networks, offers original movies and series, including the acclaimed and highly popular detective drama The Closer, starring Golden Globe� winner and Emmy� and Screen Actors Guild Awards� nominee Kyra Sedgwick, and Saving Grace, a provocative new drama starring Oscar� winner Holly Hunter. TNT is also home to powerful one-hour dramas, such as Law & Order, Without a Trace, 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 available in high-definition.

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

Source: Turner Research from preliminary Nielsen Media Research data. Reflects Live + Same Day viewing only, except where noted. Data for 3 a.m.-6 a.m. not yet available. Complete and final data (Live+7) will be available in two weeks. All claims exclude kids programming.





  [september 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· AGENCY, THE (CBS)
· CLOSER, THE (TNT)
· DA, THE (ABC)
· NIP/TUCK (FX)
· NYPD BLUE (ABC)









most recent ratings | view all posts
[11/25/14 - 01:52 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "Countdown to Christmas" Is the Most Watched Network Among Women 25-54 for 4th Consecutive Weekend
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23.

[11/25/14 - 01:17 PM]
"Homeland" and "The Affair" Deliver Their Highest Rated Episodes and Total Nights of the Season
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, November 23.

[11/25/14 - 11:55 AM]
Nickelodeon Tops Basic Cable with Kids and Total Viewers
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the week of November 17-23.

[11/25/14 - 11:14 AM]
CMT Keeps the Party Going as 1.3 Million Viewers Tune in for Premieres of "Party Down South 2" and "Drunksgiving" Special
CMT spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 19 and Thursday, November 20.

[11/25/14 - 10:43 AM]
Adult Swim Ranks #1 Among Basic Cable Networks for Total Day Delivery of Adults 18-24 & 18-34 and Men 18-24
Turner spins the numbers for the week of November 17-23.

[11/25/14 - 09:28 AM]
"60 Minutes" Makes the Top 10 for the Fifth Straight Week
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, November 23.

[11/25/14 - 08:49 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Demo Crown with "The Voice"
Plus: "Scorpion" on CBS gets a big boost from a special "The Big Bang Theory" repeat lead in.

[11/25/14 - 08:49 AM]
"The Voice" Is Currently the #1 Big 4 Telecast of the Night in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, November 24.

[11/25/14 - 08:39 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Matches Season Highs in Homes and Women 25-54
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of November 10-14.

[11/25/14 - 08:36 AM]
"Dancing with the Stars" Scores Season Highs and Is Up Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, November 24.

[11/24/14 - 03:24 PM]
Thursday's "Kimmel" Is the Show's 2nd-Most-Social Episode Ever/Celebrities Read Mean Tweets #8 is the Biggest Yet in the Series
ABC spins the digital numbers for Thursday, November 20.

[11/24/14 - 03:02 PM]
Discovery's "Gold Rush" Remains #1 Program on All of Television Among Men 18-49
Discovery spins the numbers for Friday, November 21.

[11/24/14 - 11:17 AM]
L+7 Lifts "The Big Bang Theory" Past "Sunday Night Football" As the #1 Program in Viewers, A18-49 and Adults 25-54 in Week Seven
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of November 3-9.

[11/24/14 - 10:24 AM]
Live + 7 Ratings: ABC Claims 3 of the Week's Top 5 Biggest Broadcast Gainers in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of November 3-9.

[11/24/14 - 08:56 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Holds Off "American Music Awards"
NBC wins the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.