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.
“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.
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.