FX’s Sons of Anarchy closed its seven-season original run on FX Tuesday night, with the biker skein netting at least one Nielsen record in the process.
The Dec. 9 finale -- which has fans skidding in both directions about the climactic moment -- averaged 6.4 million viewers and 4.2 million among the adults 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen data. The numbers rank as the top Sons of Anarchy deliveries in both measures.
Not suprisingly, Kurt Sutter's concluder Sons of Anarchy easily took the night in cable among both total viewers and the demo.
SOA's live after-show, Anarchy Afterward, parked 2.9 million viewers.
When the network's preferred live+3 tally is counted, the 90-minute-plus finale should pass this season’s premiere count of 9.25 million viewers and become the most-watched single telecast in FX history.