Female cops score for TNT


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)