Friday, July 17, 2020

The Closer (TNT): Ratings Recap

TNT's 'The Closer' premiered June 13, 2005 to 7.03 million viewers and 2.57 million adults 18-49 (2.0 rating) which was, at the time, the highest numbers for a cable premiere ever. It held the record for over 10 years until the Aug. 2015 premiere of AMC's 'Fear the Walking Dead' (10.13 million). Throughout its run, 'Closer' was a cable ratings juggernaut, regularly ranking as the most-viewed weekly program. The show saw growth in its first couple years, hitting a peak in 2007 when its third season averaged 1.7 in the 18-49 demo and over 7.5 million viewers. Even as it steadily declined the rest of its run, it maintained an average of over 1.0 in the demo and more than 6 million viewers. It finally concluded August 13, 2012 to a 1.6 rating with 9.08 million viewers - a series-high in viewership. Over the course of its seven seasons, 'Closer' aired a total of 109 episodes.

The Closer Season 1 Ratings (2005)
Episode DateViewers (millions)18-49 rating
Jun. 13, 20057.0272.0
Jun. 20, 20055.5691.5/4
Jun. 27, 20055.3511.3/4
Jul. 4, 20053.777-
Jul. 11, 20055.004-
Jul. 18, 20054.9141.3
Jul. 25, 20055.205-
Aug. 1, 20056.1251.8
Aug. 8, 20055.3861.6
Aug. 15, 20055.1141.5/4
Aug. 22, 20055.281.4
Aug. 29, 20055.7701.5
Sept. 5, 20056.3901.8/4
Average5.4511.5

The Closer Season 2 Ratings (2006)
Episode DateViewers (millions)18-49 rating
Jun. 12, 20068.2782.0/5
Jun. 19, 20066.1101.5/4
Jun. 26, 20065.58-
Jul. 3, 20065.299-
Jul. 10, 20066.4001.6/5
Jul. 17, 20065.701.4/4
Jul. 24, 20066.631.7/5
Jul. 31, 20066.931.7/5
Aug. 7, 20066.4421.6/4
Aug. 14, 20066.5691.7/5
Aug. 21, 20066.345-
Aug. 28, 20066.501.8/5
Sept. 4, 20067.592.1/5
Dec. 4, 20065.4351.4
Average6.4151.7

The Closer Season 3 Ratings (2007)
Episode DateViewers (millions)18-49 rating
Jun. 18, 20078.8122.2/
Jun. 25, 20076.4481.5/4
Jul. 2, 20077.1871.7/5
Jul. 9, 20077.4081.8/5
Jul. 16, 20076.8481.6/5
Jul. 23, 20077.2881.5/4
Jul. 30, 20077.6721.6/5
Aug. 6, 20077.5261.6/5
Aug. 13, 20077.3631.5/4
Aug. 20, 20077.721.7/5
Aug. 27, 20077.781.7/5
Sept. 3, 20078.1722.0/5
Sept. 10, 20079.2072.2/5
Dec. 3, 20076.0531.3/3
Average7.5351.71

The Closer Season 4 Ratings (2008-09)
Episode DateViewers (millions)18-49 rating
Jul. 14, 20087.8091.9/5
Jul. 21, 20087.0581.6/5
Jul. 28, 20087.3581.8/5
Aug. 4, 20087.8631.8/5
Aug. 11, 20086.419-
Aug. 18, 20086.4451.4/4
Aug. 25, 20087.4151.6
Sept. 1, 20088.0502.0/5
Sept. 8, 20087.4401.7/4
Sept. 15, 20087.6271.8/4
Jan. 26, 20096.2431.5
Feb. 2, 20095.3691.2/3
Feb. 9, 20095.4371.3/3
Feb. 16, 20095.887-
Feb. 23, 20096.011-
Average6.8291.6

The Closer Season 5 Ratings (2009-10)
Episode DateViewers (millions)18-49 rating
Jun. 8, 20097.1391.7/5
Jun. 15, 20096.4691.4/4
Jun. 22, 20096.410-
Jun. 29, 20096.2951.3/4
Jul. 6, 20096.053-
Jul. 13, 20096.5901.4/4
Jul. 20, 20096.6011.4/4
Jul. 27, 20097.4551.7/5
Aug. 3, 20096.976-
Aug. 10, 20096.9531.6
Aug. 17, 20097.3131.6/4
Aug. 24, 20097.3901.7/5
Dec. 7, 20096.1801.4/3
Dec. 14, 20093.5451.2/3
Dec. 21, 20095.9711.4/4
Average6.4891.5

The Closer Season 6 Ratings (2010-11)
Episode DateViewers (millions)18-49 rating
Jul. 12, 20107.6601.5/4
Jul. 19, 20106.9721.3/4
Jul. 26, 20106.7511.2/3
Aug. 2, 20106.9421.5/4
Aug. 9, 20107.2151.4/4
Aug. 16, 20106.8181.2/3
Aug. 23, 20107.0451.4/4
Aug. 30, 20107.6071.4/4
Sept. 6, 20107.9171.5/4
Sept. 13, 20107.2091.4/4
Dec. 6, 20105.8171.0/3
Dec. 13, 20105.4561.0/3
Dec. 20, 20105.4000.9/2
Dec. 27, 20106.5141.2/
Jan. 3, 20116.6261.1/3
Average6.7971.27

The Closer Season 7 Ratings (2011-12)
Episode DateViewers (millions)18-49 rating
Jul. 11, 20117.2271.4
Jul. 18, 20116.4701.1
Jul. 25, 20116.1501.1
Aug. 1, 20116.5531.3
Aug. 8, 20116.5021.1
Aug. 15, 20116.7251.2
Aug. 22, 20116.5731.2
Aug. 29, 20116.8311.2
Sept. 5, 20117.1741.3
Sept. 12, 20116.1541.0
Nov. 28, 20115.3970.9
Dec. 5, 20114.8540.8
Dec. 12, 20115.2951.0
Dec. 19, 20115.8121.0
Dec. 26, 20116.1631.1
Jul. 9, 20126.1450.9
Jul. 16, 20126.3621.0
Jul. 23, 20125.8361.0
Jul. 30, 20125.7661.0
Aug. 6, 20126.0021.0
Aug. 13, 20129.0751.6
Average6.3361.10

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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