TNT’s ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ Sets Cable Record

Jul 13, 2010  •  Post A Comment

The premiere of TNT’s new police drama "Rizzoli & Isles" was a big winner for the network Monday night, becoming cable’s No. 1 commercial-supported series launch of all time by drawing 7.6 million total viewers.

The lead-in for the show was the season premiere of Kyra Sedgwick’s show, "The Closer," which drew 7.7 million viewers.

In a statement, Michael Wright, executive vice president and head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM), said, “The tremendous viewer response to ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ is very gratifying. [It’s] shaping up to be a great companion for ‘The Closer,’ which continues to deliver extraordinary numbers in its sixth season on our network.”


  1. Hmmmnnn … can anyone remember NBC’s “Crossing Jordan?”

  2. Guess there just aren’t enough police procedurals on the broadcast networks.
    Hopefully someone left a small token of gratitude at the “Cagney & Lacey” shrine when developing this one.

  3. Thank you for the Crossing Jordan comment that’s exactly how I felt watching the show. I kept waiting for Jordan or Woody to appear. The show needs work.

  4. You are more than welcome!
    It was so obviously a take off of “Crossing Jordan” and yes, there is more work to be done on Rizzoli & Isles.

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