TNT’s ‘Legends’ Debuts to Half the Viewers as ‘The Last Ship’

Sean Bean drama lands 2.6 million viewers in premiere

TNT’s “Legends” debuted to fewer than half the total viewers of other big summer premiere “The Last Ship.”

“Legends” landed 2.6 million viewers in its first airing on Thursday at 9 p.m., while “The Last Ship” reeled in 5.3 million in its Sunday, June 22 debut.

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“The Last Ship” was the summer’s biggest summer premiere. TNT’s “Murder in the First” on June 9 was second best of the summer.

“Legends” was good enough to make the cable series-launch Top 10, TNT said.

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Between its 9 p.m. initial airing and an 11 p.m. encore airing, the “Legends” premiere drew 3.6 million total viewers, with 1 million of them in the 18-49 demographic most valued by advertisers.

The series stars “Game of Thrones” alum Sean Bean as Martin Odum, an FBI agent who has the ability to transform himself into a different person for each mission, but begins to question his own identity.