‘Sons of Anarchy’ Finale Rides Off with 9.2 Million Viewers

'Sons of Anarchy' Finale Rides Off

FX is still partying on “Sons of Anarchy’s” finale ratings. The drama delivered 9.26 million viewers for its Dec. 9 finale, according to Nielsen’s live-plus-3 ratings that track DVR viewing within three days of the premiere airing.

With that L3 rating the two-hour seg amounts to the most-watched installment of the series’ 92-episode run, and its highest-rated in all three key demos: adults 18-34 (2.89 million), adults 18-49 (6 million) and adults 25-54 (6.29 million).

FX has determined that “Sons of Anarchy’s” seventh swan-song season ranks as the most-watched season of any series in the cabler’s 20-year history. “Sons” averaged 7.54 million total viewers and 5 million in adults 18-49, which marks a high concentration of younger viewers even for a cable drama.

“Sons” beat its own record as the previous FX record-holder for most-watched season, its sixth.

“It’s a rare and remarkable accomplishment for a television show to generate its – and our channel’s – highest ratings in its final season,” said John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Prods. “We thank (creator) Kurt Sutter and his team for an epic ride.”

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  1. Scott from MN says:

    Last night did not seem right without having a new episode of SOA to watch. I agree as it was one of the best series on TV right up there with the Soprano’s. The ending was totally RIGHTOUS and I had to view it many times over. We will all look forward to Kurt Sutter’s next project but SOA will be extremely tough to top. Time to go look at some new Harley’s.

  2. jodie mcqueen says:

    Jodie from New zealand , The last show had us all sitting on the edge of our seats awesome.
    We have all loved the show from start to finish .
    What an amazing ride …………………………

  3. John says:

    Greatest series I have ever watched. I taped every show and will watch it again as time goes on. Thnx Kurt Sutter and all the Son’s of Anarchy cast. You are truly great actors and human beings. Love you all.

  4. CindyK says:

    No surprise to me. Best show ever on any channel EVER!!! Thank you Kurt Sutter. Thank you Katey. Thank you awesome, Charlie Hunnam. Thank you fx.

  5. Karen Miles says:

    Of course it was, and it’s a shame that all you nay-sayers and non-voters have ever even considered this for the awards it deserves…………..but that’s ok, because the fans, obviously, myself and MILLIONS others know that all the rest of you got it wrong. Shame on you!!! SOA, Kurt Sutter and ALL the CAST and CREW,…… Bravo, Well, fucking done, it could not have been better, and in my eyes (cried out as they are) EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU deserve every honor, accolade and trophy there ever was!!!

    • Frank Hyman says:

      Katey Sagal being left out year after year is nothing less than pathetic. One of the most consistently great acting performances on television the last decade. There’s been some other great accomplishments within SOA as well, but Katey Sagal has been just amazing.

  6. Monika says:

    About time we see the numbers because they speak louder than anything. I’ve seen too many negative BS articles on the final episode. Hopefully Kurt Sutter’s next creation breaks records again. I’m waiting patiently.

  7. Robin Chalupa says:

    Best ride I have ever had. Going miss Jax and the whole crew. Thanms guys and Kurt Sutter.

  8. Lilla says:

    One of the best shows ever on TV, no excuse me in my opinion the best show ever on TV the ending was bitter sweet perfectly awesome I do have one question WHY WHY WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO END THE SHOW TO ME IT’S A COMPLETE SHOCK AND NOW I ASK WHAT’S NEXT FOR KIRT AND CHARLIE

  9. Ralph Marler says:

    And yet, you stuck around. It was a good ending for this series. The last two episodes had poetic endings: Gemma dying in the flower garden her demented father remembered her playing in, and Jax getting his guardian angel, the homeless woman, to cloak him in his final act of retributions. Amazing series, from start to finish. Thanks to all the cast, creator or crews.

  10. Hoover601 says:

    same lame story line rehashed every year. Jax is stuck, Jax kills. Gemma causes trouble and misleads Jax. Jax kills. Jax is stuck with his own internal battle. Jax kills. BORING! should have ended 4 seasons ago after that dreadful season 3.

    • If it was so boring, HOOVER601, there’s this great invention called the “remote control”. Why didn’t you change the channel instead of bitching now? YOUR the idiot! The rest of it enjoyed it to the last second. Bobby is right, you ARE a Dickhead. This was the best show on TV. And 9.2 million of your closest friends, happen to disagree with your opinion also.

    • Lilla says:

      Really why do you bother watching the show if in your opinion it’s boring

    • Bobby says:

      Do you know how many people think you’re a dickhead? Nawww, probably not.

  11. Jason says:

    Amazing show. Amazing cast. Thank you kurt. Most TV shows could learn something from this show.

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