Holly Hunter in Saving Grace by Frank Ockenfels/TNT Network Holly Hunter in Saving Grace by Frank Ockenfels/TNT Network

TNT's Saving Grace debuted on Monday to 6.4 million total viewers, retaining 86 percent of The Closer's audience (7.3 mil) to become the most-watched basic cable series premiere of the year. The Holly Hunter-fronted drama beat the June 18 bow of time-slot predecessor Heartland, which drew 4.3 mil. And the best part? No naked Harvey Keitel bits.

In other ratings news, Sunday's The Next Food Network Star finale served up 3.4 mil, making it the most-watched telecast in the cabler's history. All told, Season 3 was up 38 percent from last season.... David Beckham's debut with the L.A. Galaxy gave ESPN its best-ever numbers for a Major League Soccer contest (1.5 mil viewers).

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