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[12/12/12 - 09:01 AM]
TNT Has More Original Hit Series in 2012 Than Any Other Basic Cable Network
TNT spins the numbers for the year to date.

[via press release from TNT]

TNT Has More Original Hit Series in 2012 Than Any Other Basic Cable Network

Network Charts Six of Basic Cable's Top 15 Original Series for the Year, Including Top 3 New Series of 2012

TNT is basic cable's biggest hit-maker, with six shows ranking among the Top 15 original series of 2012: The Closer, Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes, Perception, Dallas and Falling Skies. That gives TNT more hits than any other basic cable network. TNT also claimed the Top 3 new series of 2012, marking the third consecutive year the network has launched the year's #1 basic cable series.

"TNT's dramas TNT's dramas take their audience on a great ride, delivering the smart escapist entertainment they love, whether it's a puzzling crime procedural like Rizzoli & Isles or Major Crimes, a survival epic like Falling Skies or a Texas-sized primetime soap like Dallas," said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "TNT is ready to continue attracting drama fans with a year-round slate of originals in 2013, starting with the January season premiere of Dallas and the February debut of the new medical drama Monday Mornings."

TNT 2012 Ratings Highlights

TNT is home to six of basic cable's Top 15 original series for the year-to-date, more than any other network, including:

· The Closer - 8.7 million viewers

· Rizzoli & Isles - 7.4 million

· Major Crimes - 7 million

· Perception - 6.2 million

· Dallas - 6.1 million

· Falling Skies - 5.6 million

TNT's newest hits - Major Crimes, Dallas and Perception - burst onto the scene as basic cable's Top 3 new series of 2012. This marks the third consecutive year TNT has claimed basic cable's #1 new series, following top rankings by Rizzoli & Isles in 2010 and Falling Skies in 2011.

TNT claims four of basic cable's Top 20 original series among adults 25-54 - Falling Skies (3 million), The Closer (2.8 million), Rizzoli & Isles (2.7 million) and Dallas (2.6 million) - giving the network more than any other basic cable programmer.

TNT has grown its total audience for scripted originals by +5% compared to the network's 2011 average.

Earlier this year, TNT's record-smashing series The Closer bid farewell with 11.2 million viewers, making it the most-watched series finale in basic cable history.

TNT's original dramas continue to benefit from strong time-shifted viewing gains, a strong indication that millions of viewers are making a concerted effort to catch every episode of their favorites. The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles surpassed 3 million time-shifting viewers in 2012, while Major Crimes, Perception, Dallas and Falling Skies each exceeded 2 million.

TNT is closing out the year on a high note, with exceptional Q4 2012 growth in primetime among total viewers (+7%), adults 18-49 (+11%) and adults 25-54 (+8%) when compared to Q4 2011.

Looking ahead to 2012, TNT is ramping up its strategy to feature original programming year-round starting Monday, Jan. 28, with the second season of Dallas. The following week, TNT premieres the new medical drama Monday Mornings, starring Ving Rhames, Albert Molina, Jamie Bamber and Jennifer Finnigan. The series is executive-produced by David E. Kelley, Bill D'Elia and neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

February will also mark the fifth-season premiere of TNT's acclaimed police drama Southland and the launch of the gripping new reality series Boston's Finest. Other shows on the TNT slate include the new unscripted series The Hero and 72 Hours, as well as new seasons of series like Rizzoli & Isles, Falling Skies, Major Crimes, Perception and more.

About TNT

TNT is television's destination for drama. Seen in 99 million households and ranking among cable's top networks, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & Isles, Falling Skies, Dallas, Perception, Major Crimes, Franklin & Bash, Leverage, Southland and the upcoming Monday Mornings. The network also features dramatic unscripted originals like the upcoming Boston's Finest, 72 Hours and The Hero. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Castle, The Mentalist, Bones, Supernatural, Smallville and Law & Order; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R); blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.

TNT is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. Turner Broadcasting creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.





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· CLOSER, THE (TNT)
· DALLAS (TNT)
· FALLING SKIES (TNT)
· MAJOR CRIMES (TNT)
· PERCEPTION (TNT)
· RIZZOLI & ISLES (TNT)











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