Sunny Finishes For FX Series' Season Finales

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FX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League concluded their seasons on strong notes Thursday night.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia wrapped up its fifth campaign with 2.13 million total viewers, according to Nielsen data. That total included 1.31 million adults 18 to 34 and 1.01 million men 18 to 34, the best in cable on Dec. 10.
The show also scored with 1.68 million adults 18 to 49 and 1.24 million men 18 to 49, the second most in cable that night behind NFL Network's coverage of the Pittsburgh Steelers-Cleveland Browns game.
For its 12-episode fifth season, Sunny averaged 1.79 million total viewers, 1.42 million adults 18 to 49 and 1.10 million adults 18 to 34, gains of 36%, 52% and +9% versus season four averages, respectively, and the best-ever marks for the series, according to FX officials.
As for lead-out The League, the fantasy football comedy concluded its six-episode rookie season with 1.20 million watchers and 963,000 adults 18 to 49, second-place finishes for both of those metrics.
For the season, The League averaged 1.09 million total viewers, 880,000 persons 18 to 49 and 680,000 persons 18 to 34.Compared to the first season averages of Sunny, the demo averages represented advances of 18% and 62%.
Both shows will return to FX in 2010.

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