TNT's 'Bar' lowered

Monday night's episode of TNT's legal drama "Raising the Bar" averaged 2.5 million total viewers, a 42% drop from the previous week. The 10 p.m. episode, which was without the benefit of a new episode of "The Closer" as its lead-in for the first time, aired on a night that marked the kickoff of the broadcast season and also included ESPN's "Monday Night Football."

Telecinco stake

Spanish television channel Telecinco is taking a 30% minority stake in Arion Producciones, to be headed by Alberto Carullo, formerly director of broadcast for the channel. Carullo was named adjunct director general for content and will be the majority shareholder and CEO.


The Sept. 2 premiere of FX's "The Shield" — its seventh and final season — is up 5% over its Season 6 premiere when factoring in DVR data. The episode averaged 2.4 million total viewers.