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A&E's new scripted drama series "Longmire" set ratings records for the network with the series premiere last night, June 3 at 10:00PM ET/PT, becoming the network's most watched original series launch of all time with 4.1 million total viewers.
"Longmire" launched as cable's top new scripted drama of 2012 among total viewers and adults 25-54 with 1.4 million in the demo tuning in.Also on Sunday night, the season three premiere of the hit original scripted drama "The Glades" attractEd Strong numbers as well with its return at 9:00PM ET/PT. The series posted double-digit gains in all key demos compared to its season two averages, garnering 3.1 million total viewers (up 19%), 1.4 million adults 25-54 (up 27%) and 1.1 million adults 18-49 (up 17%).
New episodes of "The Glades" and "Longmire" air every Sunday on A&E at 9:00PM ET/PT and 10:00PM ET/PT respectively.
Based on the Walt Longmire Mystery novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson, "Longmire" stars Australian actor Robert Taylor (The Matrix) as Walt Longmire, the charismatic, dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. "Longmire" also stars Katee Sackhoff ("Battlestar Gallactica"), Lou Diamond Phillips ("Numb3rs"), Bailey Chase ("Damages"), Cassidy Freeman ("Smallville") and newcomer Adam Bartley.