For those looking for the Major Crimes season 5, episode 15 ratings, we do come bearing some great news: Improvement!
Wednesday night’s installment of the TNT crime series ended up posting a healthy increase up to a 0.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic; meanwhile, it also went up 18% in total viewers versus the prior episode, posting 2.28 million. None of this changes our viewpoint that airing the show in this timeslot was terrible and misguided if the goal is to help the show. This is still a pretty-low rating for it when looking across its entire run.
The good news still is that the show is coming back for a sixth season, and maybe it’ll recover a lot of its live+same day audience when it airs in the summer without Criminal Minds or Law & Order: SVU around. To be fair, it’s not airing against the latter right now, but going up against Chicago PD this week wasn’t that much better. (For the record, there is no Criminal Minds next week due to the two-hour Survivor premiere.)
How about Suits?
In navigating over to one of our other favorite shows on cable, the season 6 finale generated a 0.3 rating, which was even with last week. In terms of total viewers, it fell to 1.13 million. This season was down more than 20% in both measures from the one before, and it’s hard to find a big culprit there other than that USA’s changing of the guard has brought them more critical acclaim, but fewer commercial viewers. If you look back to their golden age, shows like Psych and Burn Notice were bringing pretty good numbers, and that helped to promote other franchise. They’ve got very good shows now in between this one, Mr. Robot, and Colony, but few are generating great mainstream audiences. Also, these shows are probably time-shifted to a great degree.
We’ll see what happens with Suits when it airs this summer once more.
What did you watch on cable this week, and do you have some hope for some more good stuff coming up with Major Crimes? Be sure to share some of your thoughts with a comment! (Photo: TNT.)