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Major Crimes: Season One Ratings

TNT Major Crimes TV series ratingsBrenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) has left the building but that won’t stop her teammates from trying to catch the bad guys — any more than it will stop TNT from trying to attract big ratings. Will Major Crimes be as big a success as The Closer? We’ll have to wait and see.

The series’ cast includes Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Graham Patrick Martin, Kearran Giovanni, Michael Paul Chan, Phillip P. Keene, Raymond Cruz, and Tony Denison.

Below are the TV show’s ratings, the best way to tell if Major Crimes will be cancelled or renewed for a second season. There are 10 episodes in the first season and they air on Monday nights on TNT.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season averages: 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.18 million total viewers.

Episode 01-10: Monday, 10/15/12
0.9 demo rating (+29% change) with 5.13 million (+18% change).
Season averages: 0.89 in the demo with 5.18 million.

Episode 01-09: Monday, 10/08/12
0.7 demo rating (0% change) with 4.33 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 0.89 in the demo with 5.18 million.

Episode 01-08: Monday, 10/01/12
0.7 demo rating (-13% change) with 4.17 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 0.91 in the demo with 5.29 million.

UPDATE: TNT has renewed Major Crimes for a second season.

Episode 01-07: Monday, 09/24/12
0.8 demo rating (0% change) with 4.30 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 0.94 in the demo with 5.45 million.

Episode 01-06: Monday, 09/17/12
0.8 demo rating (-11% change) with 4.67 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 0.97 in the demo with 5.64 million.

Episode 01-05: Monday, 09/10/12
0.9 demo rating (-10% change) with 4.96 million (-16% change).
Season averages: 1.00 in the demo with 5.83 million.

Episode 01-04: Monday, 09/03/12
1.0 demo rating (0% change) with 5.87 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 1.02 in the demo with 6.05 million.

Episode 01-03: Monday, 08/27/12
1.0 demo rating (+11% change) with 5.74 million (+6% change).
Season averages: 1.03 in the demo with 6.11 million.

Episode 01-02: Monday, 08/20/12
0.9 demo rating (-25% change) with 5.40 million (-25% change).
Season averages: 1.05 in the demo with 6.29 million.

Episode 01-01: Monday, 08/13/12
1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.18 million total viewers.
Season averages: 1.20 in the demo with 7.18 million.

It was a great start for Major Crimes but the real test will be what happens in the later weeks of the season.


Cable ratings are typically released within a day or so of the show’s airing, except for in the case of weekends and holidays. They are sometimes harder to come by so there may be occasional delays or gaps.

What do you think? Do you like the Major Crimes spin-off series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?

 

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caroline aguirre August 18, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Major Crimes is a great TV series.

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Reba April 12, 2013 at 10:58 am

I love major crimes. I hope they bring it back. We gotta hear what happens to rusty.

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pat January 2, 2013 at 11:42 pm

really liked the Closer, but Major Crimes is really good too! waiting for next season! h

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Tara December 3, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Did the show get cancelled?
I really like it. I love the Rusty story line.

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admin December 3, 2012 at 1:42 pm

No. It will be back next year.

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Ronald Finnigsmier November 15, 2012 at 3:56 am

Not as the closer but it is OK I quess

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Anonymous November 7, 2012 at 8:48 pm

I like the show but I liked Kyra Sedgwick allot. I don’t want to see the show cancelled.

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lgnibus October 21, 2012 at 10:27 am

I love Major Crimes can’t wait for next season…They’re still the same characters as Sharon Raydar evolves and Rusty shows her more human side

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Sharon Dunn October 17, 2012 at 8:23 am

I love Major Crimes. The cast is doing a great job and I like it better then The Closer.

Yeah!!!!!

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Tina October 17, 2012 at 3:47 am

Thank you to the cast and crew for an exciting action filled first season.
Mary McDonnell as Sharon Raydor proved that she could lead this cast and make what was a good show even better. Each member of the squad had their moment to shine, the hallmark of great writers and collaboration by all involved!
I see Emmy’s in the future for this fantastic show!
Kudos to all and we look forward to many more wonderful seasons.

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HG October 17, 2012 at 12:17 am

Great numbers. Dear writers, directors and cast – rest, work, and give us a brilliant 2nd season, which I’m really looking forward to.

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Raegan1 October 15, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Love! Major Crimes ! I hope it continues. It is just as good as The Closer , if not better.

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Anonymous October 14, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Love it!

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Kerry October 12, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Love it. Glad it’s been renewed.

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LBEastsider October 8, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Great show. Huge fan of The Closer. Major Crimes is even better. Love Raydor as her character develops. The entire cast , including Rusty, are really interesting to watch. Love how Provenza has come around to be a real leader in the squad.

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Why Watch October 3, 2012 at 9:43 am

I tried watching this show again, but it still grates on me. I have nothing against Mary McDonnell, but the character they’ve written for her turns me off. But not so much as the annoying brat Rusty. Most of the other characters seemed to have developed character traits I don’t like either.

Sorry, but the Closer was a much better, must see show. Major Crimes is a see it if nothing else is on show.

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Anonymous November 10, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Love the remaining cast of the closer on Major crimes but hate the show so don’t watch it but still wish them luck.

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Anonymous November 20, 2012 at 11:54 am

i totally agree !! you took the words right out of my mouth! i will not be watching it when it returns!

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