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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67 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. lgnibus says

    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

  2. Tina says

    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.

  3. HG says

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

  4. LBEastsider says

    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.

  5. Why Watch says

    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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