TNT’s weekend success comes as the network is firing up summer with its slate of hit dramas. Last Tuesday, Rizzoli & Isles kicked off its fifth season with a total of more than 7.5 million viewers in Live + Same Day delivery for its 9 p.m. premiere and 11 p.m. encore. The premiere has already grown to 8 million viewers in Live + 3 delivery. Rizzoli & Isles was followed by the season 3 premiere of Perception, which scored a total of more than 4 million viewers in Live + Same Day delivery for its 10 p.m. premiere and midnight encore. Its premiere has grown to 4.4 million viewers in Live + 3 delivery.*
In key demos, Rizzoli & Isles drew a total of 2.3 million adults 25-54 in Live + Same Day delivery (1.7 million for its 9 p.m. premiere) and 1.9 million adults 18-49 (1.3 million at 9 p.m.). Perception garnered a total of 1.4 million adults 25-54 in Live + Same Day delivery (1.0 million for its 10 p.m. premiere) and 1.2 million adults 18-49 (862,000 at 10 p.m.). In early time-shifted viewing, the premiere of Rizzoli & Isles has grown to 2.5 million adults 25-54 and 2.0 million adults 18-49 in Live + 3 delivery, while the premiere of Perception has risen to 1.5 million adults 25-54 and 1.3 million adults 18-49 in Live + 3.
Source: TV by the Numbers