Is TNT's 'Mob City' a Game Changer? THR
TNT’s new drama series “Mob City,” created by Frank Darabont of “The Walking Dead” and rolling out in an unusual three-week, two-night-a-week format -- remember when the miniseries was a common occurrence? -- got off to a soft start Wednesday night as far as ratings go, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.
"Something of an experiment for the procedural-driven network, the period piece did not prove to be much of a game changer with an average 2.3 million viewers off the bat," the story reports.
That number puts "Mob City" a bit below other recent TNT premieres, but the piece notes that the unusual rollout makes direct comparisons difficult.
"There's little to compare to 'Mob City,'" the story reports. "While this opening is far south of summer flagship fare 'Rizzoli & Isles' and 'Falling Skies,' its December launch and 'event' billing are outliers for the Turner network. In the network's targeted adults 25-54 bracket, 'Mob City' raked in 875,000 viewers."
And the report notes that viewer numbers will climb as DVR viewing is added in. “Still, Monday's episode of ‘Major Crimes’ averaged 4.2 million viewers in the second outing of its midseason run,” the piece adds.