9.1M Viewers Bid Farewell to 'The Closer'8/14/2012 3:04 PM Eastern
The Closer ended its seven-season run on TNT Monday night to an audience of 9.1 million viewers, according to Nielsen live + same day numbers.
The series finale was The Closer's second most-watched episode of its run, just behind its midseason finale in September 2007, which drew 9.2 million viewers. In key demos, the finale averaged 2 million adults 18-49 and 2.7 million adults 25-54, up 67% and 59% over its season premiere marks, respectively.
At 10 p.m., the series premiere of The Closer spinoff Major Crimes drew 7.2 million total viewers, ranking it as cable's top new series launch of 2012. Fellow TNT drama Dallas had previously held that spot for the 6.9 million viewers who watched its June 13 premiere.
Major Crimes retained 75% of The Closer's adults 18-49 viewership (1.5 million) and 74% of its adults 25-54 audience (2 million viewers).