TNT’s ‘The Librarians’ Series Off to Good Ratings Start

TNT's 'The Librarians' Series Off Good

TNT’s “The Librarians,” based on the network’s successful “Librarian” movie franchise, opened to good numbers as a series Sunday night, becoming cable’s top-rated premiere of the year.

The 8-10 p.m. launch of “The Librarians” averaged a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49 and about 5.4 million viewers overall, according to Nielsen, a higher demo rating than some dramas airing Sunday on ABC and CBS.

TNT’s “The Last Ship” and FX’s “The Strain” had previously been the calendar year’s top basic cable premiere in 18-49 (both 1.2), but “Librarians” edged it out. It also has become the most-watched new cable series launch overall for the year, slightly more than “Last Ship” when it opened in June (5.33 million).

Add in an encore telecast, and Sunday’s premiere of “The Librarians” drew 7.3 million viewers, including about 2.3 million adults 18-49.

“The Librarians” centers on an ancient organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden all around. Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth and John Kim star in the series as the newest protectors of the world’s mystical treasures, with John Larroquette as their reluctant caretaker. Noah Wyle recurs as Flynn Carsen, the role he played in TNT’s “Librarian” movie trilogy.

New episodes of “The Librarians” will air Sundays at 8 p.m. ET. The series is produced by Electric Entertainment, with executive producers Dean Devlin, John Rogers, Marc Roskin and Noah Wyle.

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  1. p says:

    A total rip off of Warehouse 13.

  2. ydreier says:

    I loved the premiere and am excited to have Christian Kane and The Librarians on TV each week!

  3. Heidi McKeon says:

    I loved the first two episodes. It has the same quirky, campy fun as the movies and #ChristianKane in it. I’ll definitely be tuning in for the rest of the season.

  4. Louise Shive says:

    Loved the premiere episodes and enjoyed the ensemble cast. Christian Kane is the strongest actor of the new recruits and. I can’t wait to see his magical powers throughout the weeks.

  5. mentdijinn says:

    Loved it.. very fun and exciting show.. One the whole family can enjoy!!Christian Kane brought his own magic to The Librarians.. and to his movie 50 to 1 which is another family friendly project.. It’s coming out on DVD/VOD Spring 2015 .. so be on the look out for that as well will love it too! this has been the #YearOfKane.. Next year will be a great one too!

  6. Michelle Howard says:

    Woohoo! The Librarians were on top because it was a stellar presentation!! Christian Kane, Noah Wylie and the amazing cast brought this adventure to roaring life. Loved it!

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