Ratings: Sons On Fire, Returns to Series Highs

Sons of Anarchy returned to series highs on Tuesday night, as its Season 5 premiere drew 5.4 million total viewers, with 3.5 mil landing in the 18-49 sweet spot.

Those numbers mark gains of 10 percent from the FX drama’s previous all-time best aka the Season 4 premiere (which drew 4.93 mil, 3.2 mil in 18-49).

The Sons‘ return stands as cable’s top Tuesday program in total viewers, 18-49 and several other demo measures, while in the 10 o’clock hour it bested any and everyone, broadcast networks included, in the 18-49, 18-34 and 24-54 demos.

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What’s more, once Live+7 DVR data is factored in, the season opener is poised to set a viewership record for any single episode of any FX series, ever.

Folding on Tuesday night’s pair of encore airings, Sons amassed 7.5 million total viewers, with 4.9 mil landing in the 18-49 demo.