Ratings: Sons of Anarchy Returns to Series High

Ratings Sons of Anarchy Season 6Sons of Anarchy scaled new ratings heights with its Season 6 premiere.

Tuesday’s opener attracted 5.87 million total viewers, 3.94 million of which fell in the 18-49 demo — a Live+Same Day record for the FX smash.

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When Live+7 numbers are factored in, FX estimates that the episode will likely rank as the most-watched single program in the network’s history.

Compared to SOA‘s then-record-setting Season 5 debut, which drew 5.37 million viewers and 3.51 in 18-49, Tuesday’s kickoff was up 9 percent and 13 percent, respectively. (Those Season 5 tallies eventually soared to 7.15 million/4.80 million in Live+7.)

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14 Comments
  1. wrstlgirl says:

    It was an excellent premiere!! Very well done. It’s going to be a great season.

  2. wrstlgirl says:

    Not that I didn’t expect the premiere to do really well but I have to wonder how many new viewers tuned in to check out Charlie Hunnam since he’s been cast in 50 Shades. I saw quite a few comments on the SOA FB page last night that were from people that had never watched before.

  3. Mick says:

    Sutter will have to follow through on his promise.

  4. Reblogged this on thehiltonburnellfiles and commented:
    Last night’s season premiere of ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ was hella awesome!!!

  5. Tee says:

    Doh didn’t even realize it was back already. Looking forward to this season!

  6. Mel says:

    Great episode! What always amazes me about the writing is there is never a dull moment. No down time. It’s just one problem to deal with after another. Fast paced is an understatement. There’s deal making, fires to put out, damsels in distress to save, double crosses, and a pound of flesh to take. Amazing show. Reminded me why this is the BEST show on TV!

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