FX’s smash hit drama series Sons of Anarchy ended its 6th season on a high note, with last night’s 13th episode (12/10/13, 10-11:50PM ET/PT) posting the season’s second-highest rated episode, and the most-watched finale in the history of the show.
The primary episode of the telecast, titled “A Mother’s Work,” was watched by 5.2 million Total Viewers and 3.5 million Adults 18-49, both high marks for a finale in the show’s history. Combined with the encore telecast, 6.4 million Total Viewers & 4.3 Adults 18-49 watched the finale last night.
The season 6 finale was the second highest-rated telecast ever in the history of the series in Adults 18-49, behind only the season 6 premiere episode (9/10/13), which garnered 3.9 million Adults 18-49 and was the highest-rated telecast ever in the history of FX (Live+Same Day).
The finale was the #1 ranked show in cable for the night across all 18-49, 18-34 and 25-54 demos as well as Total Viewers. Combined with the World Broadcast Premiere of Thor, FX was the #1 network in all of cable last night in the aforementioned demos and Total Viewers.
The 6th season has averaged 7.3 million Total Viewers, making it the highest-rated season ever. In Adults 18-49, the show has averaged 5.0 million Total Viewers, making it the #3 scripted drama in basic cable behind The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad this calendar year.