June 11, 2013

THE SKED: TNT Launches “King & Maxwell” Fairly Well


Last night’s premiere telecast of KING & MAXWELL gave TNT a decent 0.6-0.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.5M total viewers, an old-skewing result (only around one-quarter of total viewers were under 50) that’s consistent with its lead-in MAJOR CRIMES, albeit losing about 30% of that show’s numbers.  If King can hold there, TNT would probably be content, but a slippage of just a couple of tenths could be a problem.

Major Crimes itself did nicely in its Season 2 return with 5 million total viewers and a 1.0 in 18-49s, outperforming last fall’s season finale by 0.1 in the demo, although it was marginally down (about 2.5%) in total viewers.


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Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."