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TNT’s ‘The Last Ship’ Debuts to Huge Numbers

• June 23, 2014 4:23 pm

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The new pro-military, Michael Bay-produced, Adam Baldwin-starring The Last Ship debuted to huge numbers last night. Here's the Hollywood Reporter:

There's more good news for TNT. The network's second scripted launch of the summer,The Last Ship, set a new 2014 high for cable. Sunday's premiere took in 5.3 million viewers. …

The Last Ship fared even better looking at the whole night. It grossed 7.4 million viewers over the night, with demo hauls of 2.6 million adults 25-54 and 2.3 million adults 18-49. TNT still has several more originals slated for the summer — including new entry Legendson Aug. 13.

I was one of the 7.4 million to catch the show Sunday and found it to be, generally speaking, quite entertaining. Think The Walking Dead but with fewer whining malcontents and a greater sense of purpose, as imagined by Michael Bay. And, as I wrote above, it stars Adam Baldwin, who you should be following on Twitter if you're into politics and pop culture.

(h/t Breitbart's Christian Toto.)