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MTV’s ‘Finding Carter’ Solid in Debut; ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Still Hot at 100, ‘Rizzoli’ Rises

MTV’s new scripted drama “Finding Carter” opened to solid ratings on Tuesday, a very busy night in cable for scripted originals that also included season highs for TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles” and ABC Family’s “Chasing Life” and week-three gains for FX’s “Tyrant.”

According to Nielsen estimates, “Finding Carter” averaged a 0.73 rating in adults 18-49 and 1.69 million viewers overall in the 10 p.m. hour, virtually matching its “Catfish” lead-in in 18-49 (0.75) while building on it in adults 18-34 (1.01 to 0.98) and total viewers (1.69 million to 1.32 million).

The story of a teenager whose life is turned upside down when she learns that the woman she thought was her mother actually abducted her as a girl was cable’s No. 2 original series Tuesday in adults 18-34 and young female demos, behind only ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars” at 8 o’clock.

“Liars,” celebrating its 100th episode, averaged a 0.98 in adults 18-49, a 1.40 in adults 18-34 (making it TV’s top show of the night) and 2.25 million viewers overall — about in line with recent airings. The show airing behind it, rookie “Chasing Life,” hit an 18-49 series high in its fifth week (0.54) while drawing 1.21 million total viewers.

Over at FX, “Tyrant” (0.58 in 18-49, 1.71 million viewers overall) was up week to week by 9% in the demo (from 0.53) and by 23% in total viewers (from 1.39 million). The show had posted an 18-49 gain from its first episode to its second episode in L3 (which includes DVR playback within three days of telecast), so last night’s result should mean a second straight week of L3 growth.

TNT vet “Rizzoli & Isles” keeps humming along (1.10 in 18-49, 5.13 million viewers overall), up 12% week to week in 18-49 for a season high and standing as cable’s No. 1 show in the demo as well as total viewers. It was cable’s most-watched series last week.

OWN’s top-rated series to date, “The Haves and the Have Nots,” held at a strong 0.95 rating in 18-49 as it approaches its season finale. In total viewers, its 3.29 million is the show’s second best this summer.

Discovery’s “Deadliest Catch” (1.04 in 18-49, 2.89 million viewers overall) remained strong, ranking as the No. 1 cable original of the night in men 18-49 (1.33) and men 25-54 (1.92).

And TBS comedy “Sullivan & Son” (0.74 in 18-49, 1.96 million viewers overall) rose for a second straight week.

TUESDAY’s CABLE ORIGINALS in 18-49

1. Rizzoli & Isles (TNT), 1.10
2. Deadliest Catch (Discovery), 1.04
3.  Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family), 0.98
4.  The Haves and the Have Nots (OWN), 0.95
5.  Catfish special (MTV), 0.75
6.  Sullivan & Son (TBS), 0.74
7.  Finding Carter (MTV), 0.73
8.  Bad Girls Club (Oxygen), 0.62
9.  Perception (TNT), 0.60
10.  Storage Wars (A&E), 0.59
10.  Drunk History (Comedy), 0.59
10.  Little Women L.A. (Lifetime), 0.59

Each ratings point represents roughly 1.297 million viewers 18-49.

 

 

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