'TNT' Wins Fourth Consecutive Week In a Row, 'Major Crimes', 'Rizzoli & Isles' and 'The Last Ship' Leading the Pack.

Rizzoli & Isles
TNT's summer ratings dominance continued last week with its fourth consecutive win as basic cable's most-watched network in primetime. TNT's ongoing success has been fueled by its slate of hit summer dramas, including Major Crimes, Rizzoli & Isles and The Last Ship, which ranked as basic cable's Top 3 scripted programs for the week among total viewers and which continue to hold position as basic cable's Top 3 scripted series for the summer-to-date.

Sunday night's episode of The Last Ship ranked as basic cable's #1 scripted original for the week among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, solidifying its position as the summer's #1 scripted original on basic cable with key demos. The Last Ship, Major Crimes and Rizzoli & Isles also ranked basic cable's Top 3 scripted programs for the week among adults 25-54.



For the summer-to-date, The Last Ship and Rizzoli & Isles are joined by the epic sci-fi Falling Skies in giving TNT three of basic cable's Top 5 scripted originals with adults 18-49. TNT also has all four of the Top 4 scripted originals with adults 25-54 and six of the Top 10 with total viewers for the summer-to-date.

On the unscripted front, TNT's Cold Justice continues to deliver strong growth over its winter episodes. Through the first three episodes this summer, the show is averaging 2.2 million viewers in Live + 3 delivery (+24% vs. winter average). In key demos, Cold Justice is showing growth of +15% among adults 25-54 and +3% among adults 18-49.

TNT's summer slate includes a total of nine scripted dramas, more than any other cable network ever. In addition to the six dramas that have already begun their summer runs, TNT will launch the eagerly anticipated undercover drama Legends, starring Sean Bean, on Aug. 13. That same night will mark the season four premiere of Franklin & Bash. And on Aug. 18, the Ewings will be back in all-new episodes of Dallas, which is currently in its third season.

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