Ratings: Universal Channel’s ‘Major Crimes’ & Watch’s ‘Saving Hope’ Grow In Week 2

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It’s good news all round for Universal Channel and UKTV’s Watch channel after the latest imports for both – Major Crimes and Saving Hope, respectively – pulled off a rare feat in the multi-channel world and grew their audiences, and quite substantially in the case of Saving Hope, in week 2.

Major Crimes on Universal Channel posted 0.242 million viewers for the second episode of its sophomore season. That ranks as a new series high for Major Crimes on Universal, outperforming the preceding week’s previous series high of 0.232 million viewers; posting week-to-week growth of 10k or roughly 5%. Though the figures are slightly skewed given that we are only two episodes into the new season, if the ratings for Major Crimes hold steady, the series will be on track to outstrip Law & Order: Special Victims Unit to become Universal’s highest rated series.

Meanwhile, over on UKTV’s Watch, the channel’s latest import, Canadian drama series Saving Hope, drew in 0.174 million viewers for its second episode. That is up by 24k viewers and 16% on the 0.15 million viewers who tuned into the series premiere on August 7th. Those figures are above the slot average and while down on the channel’s biggest imports Grimm (which averaged 0.7 million viewers in its most recent season) and Beauty and the Beast (which averaged just over 0.3 million viewers), they are up on the ratings of another recent import: Syfy’s Being Human.