Ratings: Longmire Ends Strong, Animal Practice Monkeys Around With 12.8 Million

A&E’s Longmire rode off into a lovely sunset on Sunday night, hitting a season/series high in the 25-54 demo while amassing 4.3 million total viewers.

Over the course of its freshman run, the modern-day Western averaged 4 million weekly viewers. And yes, it was long ago renewed for Season 2.

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Elsewhere on Sunday, NBC’s sneak preview of Animal Practice — which cut into/delayed some of the Olympics’ closing ceremony — held onto 12.8 million total viewers while scoring a 4.1 rating in the 18-49 demo. That translates into a retention of nearly 50 percent of its Summer Games lead-in.

That said, Matthew Perry’s Go On last Wednesday night drew a better crowd, previewing to 16.1 million viewers and netting a 5.6 demo rating.

Animal Practice makes its official debut on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 8/7c (opposite X Factor, Survivor, The Middle/The Neighbors and Arrow).

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