Ratings: Major Crimes Returns Up, Murder on Par With King & Maxwell

Major Crimes Ratings Season 3

The Season 3 premiere of TNT’s Major Crimes on Monday night copped 5.2 million total viewers, with 1.2 mil landing in the coveted 18-49 sweet spot. That marks upticks of 3 and 1 percent from its sophomore opener and a slight demo gain versus its Season 2 finale (5.4 mil/1.1 mil).

Major Crimes in turn stands as basic cable’s top-rated scripted premiere for the year-to-date.

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Closing TNT’s night, the debut of Stephen Bochco’s Murder in the First delivered 3.8 million total viewers, with 808K landing in the 18-49 demo — numbers on par with the ill-fated King & Maxwell‘s year-ago launch (3.5 mil/825K) yet nonetheless marking basic cable’s No.1  series premiere for the year-to-date.

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