TNT’s ‘The Closer’ Draws 5.3 Mil

Jun 14, 2005  •  Post A Comment

The premiere of TNT’s “The Closer” scored a 4.8 U.S. household rating, representing 5.3 million households, setting a record for the most-watched original scripted series telecast on ad-supported cable. The show also delivered 7.03 million viewers, making it cable’s most-watched nonsports broadcast to date. “The Closer” outdelivered the premieres of several broadcast network summer series, including “The Scholar,” “The Cut,” “Hell’s Kitchen” “The Inside” “Britney and Kevin: Chaotic” and “Beauty and the Geek.” TNT also said that its multiple broadcasts of the first installment of “Into the West” drew 21 million viewers, making it the most-watched show of the week of June 6-12. USA’s original shows “The 4400” and “The Dead Zone” (in its season premiere) were the two highest rated shows among 18- to 49-year-old viewers on basic cable for the week.