The Series Finale of 'Weeds' Delivers Season High Ratings

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September 17th, 2012

via press release:


S8 Finale Up 55% Versus Season Seven

Last night, SHOWTIME said goodbye to the Botwins, and the series' long-time fans responded in kind, as WEEDS delivered its highest-rated episode of the season with 864,000 viewers at 10 p.m. and 1.28 million viewers for the night. The series finale was up 7 percent from the season eight premiere (vs. 805,000), up 55 percent versus the season seven finale (vs. 556,000), and up 74 percent versus the season seven finale night (vs. 734,000).

WEEDS season eight currently averages 3.2 million total viewers across platforms on par with season seven (On Demand, replays and DVR - with 8 weeks of complete data available). Final numbers for the season will be available in the upcoming weeks.



  • joss

    well that great the finale was amazing

  • TimsDale4ever

    I can’t speak for years past, but I partially caught some of this season’s episodes waiting for EPISODES that followed. WEEDS was one BORING a$$ show from what I saw. Maybe the earlier seasons were much better — had to be!

  • tv#1

    Fantastic show. One of the best comedies ever to be on TV. It was excellent until the end. I will miss it. I am glad the finale rated well.

  • Mike


    Coming from someone who willingly watches EPISODES, that really means something.

    Seriously though, I would recommend watching the first 2 season if you are mildly interested in the show. Fans typically cite either season 3 or 4 as the shows tipping point.

  • KevinSW

    Season 6 was probably the worse season of them all, Season 7 picked up a bit but happy they ended the season well. Happy it got to properly finish.

    Not many shows runs for 8 Seasons, and Weeds is just one of many shows that came in on of TV’s Best days. Very few shows of that period is still around today.

  • Jere

    Watch 1, 2, 3. Skip 4, watch 5, skip 6, watch 7 skip all but last 2 episodes of season 8. But great show all in all. Great first two seasons make up for anything else. RIP weeds

  • Renee Hydrick

    I watched the first three seasons of Weeds on DVD and fell in love with the show! I then bought season four and five. Season six and the first few episodes of season seven ALMOST made me give it up. However, in the end, I really enjoyed the show and only wish things could’ve worked out for her and Andy. Unfortunately, life doesn’t work that way, especially not for Nancy Botwin! And, where was Celia?

  • merraanga

    used to love this show. the finale was so horrible and ridiculously plotted i would almost hope it was intentional. id gotten used to it being bad for a couple seasons now, but GOOD GOD!

    i like how brown lil’ stevie grew up to be white!

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