FX's 'Justified' Disarms Previous Finales

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April 11th, 2012


A press release headline that can't be fully appreciated unless you saw the episode.

via press notes:



Season 3 Finale Most-Watched Season Finale In All Key Adult and Male Demos


Week-to-Week Finale Jumps +25% in Adults 18-49


Last night’s Season 3 finale of FX’s award-winning series Justified was its most-watched season finale in all key Adult and Male demos: A18-49 (1.35 million), M18-49 (926,000), P18-34 (596,000), M18-34 (420,000), P25-54 (1.43 million), and M25-54 (967,000). Week-to-week, A18-49 jumped +25% (1.35 million vs. 1.08 million), a 10 week high -- fueled by a +33% surge in M18-49 (926,000 vs. 697,000) as W18-49 jumped +11% (421,000 vs. 378,000). In fact, all remaining key demos experienced double digit growth from last week ranging from +14% to +48%. Total Viewers were up week-to-week +8% (2.67 million vs. 2.47 million) to post a 10 week high.

Moreover, the Season 3 finale was Justified most-watched telecast since its Season 2 premiere in M18-49 (926,000), P18-34 (596,000), M18-34 (420,000), P25-54 (1.43 million), and M25-54 (967,000).

Once the final Live+7 data for the entire season is released, we will send out another update.  Based on average Live+Same Day to Live+7 DVR increase per episode for season 3 (+64% in Total Viewers and +75% in Adults 18-49), last night’s season finale will likely be the most-watched episode of the season. 

Source: Nielsen Live + Same Day Preliminary Nationals

  • Voltron

    Fantastic season from a great series and an awesome finale. Best pound for pound show on TV, yet no one except us is watching it as the ratings aren’t very good and they get snubbed by every award show. I’m sure if this same exact show was on HBO it’d be drawing 6-8 million viewers every week and would sweep the Emmy’s every year in every category.

  • guest

    Love, love, love this show! Excellent acting combined with clever, intelligent writing makes it one of my favorite shows ever!

  • LJ

    After the amazing end to last season with Mags, I did not think this finale would stack up.

    I was wrong. It was brilliant.

  • Frank Turner

    My brother paid me an incredible complement, he said I have a little bit of Raylan in me. Best show, best characters on any channel.

  • Go2guy

    Great series but season 3 more uneven than priors. Third last show was actually bad, and finale was ok but less quality than last season’s. Glad ratings high. Hope Limehouse stays. Has become more the Crowders’ show than Raylan’s

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