Ratings: Sons On Fire, Returns to Series Highs

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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.

Comments (12)

  • Whoa! Guess Kurt will be flying some fans to LA….

    Comment by Megan – September 12, 2012 02:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was thinking that he would have to keep his promise again.

      Comment by Mick – September 12, 2012 03:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SOA is amazing!!!! I’m happy that it’s doing so great. The show deserves all the success it’s having.

    Comment by Daniela – September 12, 2012 02:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Perhaps Sons Of Anarchy, Charlie Hunnam and Katey Sagal will finally receive the Emmy nominations that they should have received years ago.

    Comment by RichieOnTV – September 12, 2012 02:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ah, this is so exciting. Mostly because of Kurt’s FAN CHALLENGE. Good luck to his Twitter followers, ahem–good luck to me!

    Comment by T – September 12, 2012 02:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s a strange feeling when the shows I like perform well. Kudos

    Comment by Mina – September 12, 2012 02:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh, do I know what you mean.

      Comment by Emily – September 12, 2012 02:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I guess I don’t exactly fit the demographics but I am a 59 year old Grandmother who absolutely LOVES SOA! You might be surprised at exactly what the audience consists of.

    Comment by Donna – September 12, 2012 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Very cool news. I’m happy for the show and still reeling from last nights premiere.

    Comment by Melody Paris – September 12, 2012 03:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Was a great premiere episode

    Comment by samaxe794 – September 12, 2012 07:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Best series ever without anything close for second

    Comment by Chris – September 20, 2012 03:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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