Breaking News: TNT’S HIT SHOW ‘LEVERAGE’ RENEWED FOR A FOURTH SEASON ON TNT
The heist show starring Timothy Hutton has been growing its audience this summer by 60%
By CARL CORTEZ, Contributing Editor
THE SKINNY: It’s good news for fans of the TNT series’ LEVERAGE – it’s been renewed for another season set to air in 2011.
That means 15 more episodes of the hit heist show which airs Sunday nights at 9/8c.
“TNT has enjoyed tremendous success on Sunday and Monday nights with LEVERAGE, THE CLOSER and RIZZOLI & ISLES,” says Michael Wright, executive vice president and head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “All three shows feature terrific casts, sharp writing and top-notch production teams. We look forward to continued success with new seasons in 2011.”
LEVERAGE stars Academy Award® winner Timothy Hutton (ORDINARY PEOPLE), Gina Bellman (COUPLING), Christian Kane (TNT’s INTO THE WEST), Beth Riesgraf (ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS) and Aldis Hodge (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) and follows the adventures of a highly skilled team out to settle scores against those who use power and wealth to victimize others.
LEVERAGE is currently averaging 4.1 million viewers in its third season, showing growth among young adult demos when compared to the second season. The series boasts a loyal following, as indicated by its strong performance in time-shifted viewing. For the first five episodes this summer, LEVERAGE has grown its total audience by 60% when compared to live viewing (33% compared to Live + Same Day). The growth is particularly strong among key demos, with adults 18-34 rising 101% vs. Live (45% vs. Live + Same Day); adults 18-49 up 77% vs. Live (41% vs. Live + Same Day); and adults 25-54 rising 72% vs. Live (39% vs. Live + Same Day).
LEVERAGE is executive-produced by Dean Devlin (INDEPENDENCE DAY, TNT’s THE LIBRARIAN trilogy) and creators John Rogers (TRANSFORMERS) and Chris Downey (THE KING OF QUEENS). The series is produced for TNT by Devlin’s Electric Entertainment.
Source: IF Magazine