There’s no stopping TNT’s phenomenal hit THE CLOSER: Last night’s summer finale delivered an extraordinary 9.2 million viewers and 6.8 million households, setting a new record for ad-supported cable’s largest Live + Same Day audience ever for a single series telecast, according to data from Nielsen Media Research. The previous record was set in June with THE CLOSER’s third-season premiere, which scored 8.8 million viewers and 6.4 million households in Live + Same Day viewing.
To date, THE CLOSER ranks as ad-supported cable’s #1 series of all time among households and viewers. Among key adult demos, the show chalks up tremendous double-digit growth when comparing Live to Live + 7 Day time-shifted (DVR) viewing. The critically acclaimed crime drama stars Golden Globe® winner and two-time Emmy® nominee Kyra Sedgwick as an LAPD investigator and interrogator with a remarkable talent for trapping criminals in their lies. The show will return in December with a two-hour special event marking the close of its third outstanding season. In addition, TNT has ordered 15 episodes for the fourth season, set to launch next summer.
“It’s hard to imagine a better track record for success than what we’ve seen with THE CLOSER,” said Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks. “Record-breaking performances, chart-topping growth, extraordinary DVR viewership among young adults and an abundance of critical praise and awards, add up to make THE CLOSER the new gold standard for the industry.”