The Closer may be ending soon, but it would appear that TNT has already found a suitable replacement for its top drama. The Perception premiered last night to a whopping 5.6 million viewers, only 500k short of The Closer’s return tally which means that cable’s number two network is once again making some noise behind USA. Perhaps the cable ratings crown is in play.
Read on for the official press announcement via TNT:
TNT’s blockbuster series The Closer returned for the first of six final episodes last night, drawing 6.1 million viewers, this summer’s largest Live + Same Day audience for a returning cable drama. The Closer was followed by the series premiere of TNT’s new drama Perception, which drew 5.6 million viewers and now ranks behind TNT’s Dallas on the list of cable’s top series launches for the year-to-date.
Among key demos, The Closer averaged 1.2 million adults 18-49 and 1.7 million adults 25-54 in Live + Same Day. The premiere of Perception brought in 1.1 million adults 18-49 and ranks behind Dallas as cable’s #2 drama series launch among adults 25-54 (1.5 million).