HUMANITAS Winner Steven Bochco's 'Murder in the First' Opens To High Ratings


murder_in_the_firstTNT can breath a sigh of relief on Tuesday. Kicking off its summer scripted block on Monday night, the cable network now boasts its biggest series premiere in two years with the debut of Murder in the First.

Following an exceptionally strong lead-in from flagship Major Crimes (5.2 million viewers), the Steven Bochco drama opened as cable's top series launch of 2014 with 3.8 million viewers during its inaugural telecast. (With two telecasts apiece, Major Crimes pulled a total 6.7 million viewers with Murder in the First nabbing 3.8 million.)

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