Ratings: The Closer Goes Out on High Note, Major Crimes Debuts Big

Natalie Abrams
August 14, 2012
Jon Tenney and Kyra Sedgwick | Photo Credits: Karen Neal/TNT

The Closer went out with a bang.

The series finale of the Kyra Sedgwick show drew 9.1 million viewers on Monday night, just 100,000 viewers shy of the series high set by the Season 3 finale. The finale was also up over last week's penultimate episode, which drew just 6 million viewers.

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The Closer spinoff Major Crimes debuted to 7.2 million viewers, making it cable's top new series launch this year. This is TNT's third top cable launch of a new series in 2012 following Dallas (6.9 million viewers) and Perception (5.6 million viewers).

What did you think of The Closer's finale? Will you be watching Major Crimes?

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