TNT has renewed veterans Major Crimes, and Falling Skies, as well as freshman drama The Last Ship for additional seasons.
Major Crimes, a spinoff of long-running The Closer, is currently averaging 4.98 million viewers and 0.8 A18-49 demo through six episodes in its third season. Compared to the season two average through six episodes, the current season is up in total viewers (vs. 4.65 million) and even in the 18-49 demographic. Season four will consist of 15 episodes.
The other veteran drama, Falling Skies, will return for a fifth, and final, season next summer. Now in its fourth season, Falling Skies is averaging 3.04 million viewers and 0.9 A18-49 demo, which is down from its season three average by double digits (vs. 3.69 million viewers and 1.3 demo). TNT has ordered 10 episodes for the final season.
Breakout freshman drama The Last Ship has performed very well for TNT on Sunday nights. Through four episodes, The Last Ship has averaged 4.66 million viewers and 1.1 A18-49 demo. The Michael Bay drama premiered to 5.33 million viewers and 1.2 A18-49 demo, and has scored a 1.0 demo in its past two episodes. TNT notes the freshman drama is the highest rated new basic cable drama among total viewers and A25-54 this season. The second season will consist of 13 episodes, up from the 10 in its current season.
TNT’s has not announced the fates of its other dramas (Rizzoli and Isles, Perception, and freshman Murder in the First).