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TNT's "The Closer" and "Saving Grace" had big season premieres Monday night, though both were down from their summer 2007 bows.

Meanwhile, HBO's miniseries "Generation Kill" got off to a relatively modest start in its premiere Sunday night.

"Closer," starring Kyra Sedgwick, averaged 7.8 million total viewers in its Season 4 premiere at 9 p.m., according to Nielsen Media Research. That was off slightly from the series' record-breaking Season 3 debut in June 2007 (8.8 million).

"Grace," which stars Holly Hunter, averaged 5.2 million viewers at 10 p.m., holding on to 67% of its "Closer" lead-in. That's down from its July 2007 series premiere, which pulled in 6.4 million viewers.

"Generation Kill" debuted at 9-10 p.m. Sunday to slightly more than 1 million total viewers. (partialdiff)
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