TNT'S MONDAY NIGHT LINEUP STARTS STRONG:
Major Crimes Projected to Reach 8.3 Million Viewers;
Murder in the First On Track to Reach Nearly 6 Million
TNT's Monday night lineup - featuring the premieres of the ultra-popular Major Crimes and the critically acclaimed Murder in the First - propelled the network to success by nearly doubling their audiences from Live to Live + 3.
Major Crimes opened its fourth season with 7.0 million viewers in Live + 3 delivery, including nearly 2 million adults 25-54 and1.4 million adults 18-49. Nearly half of the premiere episode's audience (48%) has watched it through time-shifted viewing. Major Crimes is projected to score 8.3 million viewers in multiplatform reach when Live + 7 data is available.
Murder in the First returned for its explosive second season with 4.7 million viewers in Live + 3 delivery for its premiere and encore, including 1.3 million adults 25-54 and nearly 1 million adults 18-49. Time-shifted viewing has accounted for 47% of the audience. Murder in the First is projected to garner nearly 6 million viewers in multiplatform reach.
TNT's Monday night lineup will feature new episodes of both shows tonight, with Major Crimes at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) and Murder in the First at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). Tonight's episodes will be available via TNT's on-demand, digital and mobile platforms tomorrow.
About Major Crimes & Murder in the First
Television's favorite squad of detectives is on the case in Major Crimes, TNT's powerful crime-drama that ranks as one of basic cable's Top 10 original series. Major Crimes focuses on how the American justice system approaches the art of the deal as law enforcement officers and prosecutors work together to score a conviction. The elite team is back, headed by two-time Oscar(R) nominee Mary McDonnell as Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor, G.W. Bailey as Lieutenant Provenza, Tony Denison as Lieutenant Andy Flynn, Michael Paul Chan as Lieutenant Mike Tao, Raymond Cruz as Detective Julio Sanchez, Kearran Giovanni as Detective Amy Sykes, Phillip P. Keene as tech expert Buzz Watson, Robert Gossett as Assistant Chief Russell Taylor and Jonathan Del Arco as Dr. Morales. Graham Patrick Martin returns as Rusty Beck, the homeless teen who was officially adopted by Captain Raydor last season. Major Crimes is produced by The Shephard/Robin Company and Walking Entropy, Inc., in association with Warner Bros. Television. James Duff, Greer Shephard & Michael M. Robin, Rick Wallace, Adam Belanoff and Leo Geter serve as executive producers.
TNT is once again taking viewers deep inside a complex murder investigation in Murder in the First, a powerful crime drama starring Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson and co-created by Emmy(R) winner Steven Bochco and Eric Lodal. This summer, San Francisco homicide detectives Terry English (Diggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Robertson) will investigate a series of murders that could rip the city apart and shake the police force at its core. Caught in the crosshairs during one of the most shocking crimes in the city's history, Mulligan, English and the men and women of 850 Bryant Street find themselves trapped in a crumbling system where the lines are blurred - between friends and enemies, loyalty and corruption, legal and illegal, good and evil - as a threat from outside is matched by a threat from within. Joining the cast this season are A.J. Buckley, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Laila Robins, Mo McRae, Mateus Ward and John Cothran. Returning series regulars include Raphael Sbarge and Lombardo Boyar as Homicide Inspectors David Molk and Edgar Navarro, Ian Anthony Dale as Lt. Jim Koto, Currie Graham as Chief Prosecutor Mario Siletti and Mimi Kirkland as Hildy's daughter, Louise. Murder in the First is produced by TNT Originals, with Bochco serving as executive producers.
TNT is television's destination for drama. Seen in 101 million households and ranking among cable's top networks, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes, Falling Skies, The Last Ship, Murder in the First, Legends, The Librarians and the upcoming Proof, Public Morals, Agent X and The Alienist. TNT also features the unscripted investigation series Cold Justice and the upcoming Cold Justice: Sex Crimes. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Castle, Bones, Supernatural and Grimm; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R), the Live Nation Music Awards and the iHeartRadio Music Awards; and championship sports coverage, including the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
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