'The Closer' Pulls in 7 Million Viewers

'The Closer' (search) slammed the door on its competition to become ad-supported cable's highest-rated original scripted series ever on Monday.

The TNT (search) show, starring two-time Golden Globe-winner Kyra Sedgwick (search), was seen by more than 7 million viewers.

On "The Closer," Sedgwick plays a CIA-trained detective who goes to Los Angeles to head a special police unit that handles sensitive, high-profile murder cases.