‘Rescue Me’ Finale Draws 2.7M Viewers

9/14/2007 9:51 AM Eastern

The season finale of FX’s Rescue Me drew 2.7 million viewers and averaged a 2.0 rating, according to Nielsen Media Research data the network released Friday.

The final episode of the show’s fourth season, which aired this past Wednesday, also averaged 1.84 million viewers in the key 18-to-49 demographic.

The drama’s final installment for the year saw a 27% and 29% increase in total viewers and 18-to-49 viewers, respectively, compared to the prior week’s episode.

For the full season, Rescue Me’snumbers were slightly below its performance last year, its third season. This season overall the drama averaged 2.7 million total viewers and 1.8 million 18-to-49 viewers, compared with 3 million total viewers and 1.9 million 18-to-49 viewers last year.

Ratings for the Rescue Me finale will also see a bump up after Nielsen numbers that reflect a week of DVR data come in, according to FX spokesman John Solberg. The numbers that were available Friday only reflect live plus same day data.

With live plus seven-day data, Rescue Me’s viewership typically sees gains of 20% to 30%, so the 18-to-49 number for the finale would wind up in the 2.2 million range, up from 1.8 million, Solberg said.