Cold Justice, the real-life crime series from executive producer Dick Wolf drew 2.9 million total viewers to its premiere Tuesday at 10 p.m. on TNT, according to Nielsen live plus same-day ratings.
The premiere episode also averaged 942,000 adults 25 to 54 and ranked as one of the top 10 unscripted series launches on basic cable in 2013.
Cold Justice follows two women, one a former prosecutor and one a former crime-scene investigator as they try to crack small-town unsolved murder cases. The series is produced by Wolf Films and Magical Elves and executive produced by Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz and Tom Thayer.
The episode topped the premieres of TNT’s other summer reality entries, The Hero hosted by Duane Johnson and adventure competition 72 Hours.