'Justified' Season 4 Premiere Ratings Up vs. Season 3 Premiere

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January 9th, 2013

FX's Justified season four premiere drew a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, up 30% vs. the 1.0 adults 18-49 rating for the season three premiere. The season four premiere episode had 3.594 million total viewers vs. 3.065 million in the season three debut.

 
  • phx24

    XX million viewers?

  • capslocke

    more evidence of how antiquated the Nielsen system is! this show would have gotten AT LEAST XXX million viewers if everyone was counted!

  • dgh

    capslocke

    Yes the rating system is a joke and it seems certain people want to keep it that way.

  • Rod

    Woohoo!!!

  • phx24

    FYI from zap 2 it:

    “Justified grabbed an audience second only to the 4.2 million for the series premiere. It also posted its fourth-best showing ever among adults 18-49″.

  • Greg

    Not having to compete against White Collar and Southland like it happened last year might have something to do with this growth.

  • SarahL

    Justified’s premiere was fun as usual. This season promises to be crazy good.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “more evidence of how antiquated the Nielsen system is! this show would have gotten AT LEAST XXX million viewers if everyone was counted!”

    Now de-Romanized. For those of you hankering for the days of ancient Rome, the season 4 premiere had III.VI million viewers. :)

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Not having to compete against White Collar and Southland like it happened last year might have something to do with this growth.”

    The season four premiere matched the season TWO premiere among adults 18-49, but I didn’t go back and look at what aired vs. the season 2 premiere.

  • rooney72

    Yea, Justified! I felt like there wasn’t a lot of promotion for it, so I’m really happy!

  • Liz

    Good for Justified. Well deserved!

  • FistToTheFishFace86

    Justified is quality viewing, glad it’s doing well.

  • Barb

    Gotta say last season wasn’t as good as the other seasons but season four looks like its back in form again just from the premiere and preview afterwards.

  • Hugh

    Woo hoo! Best show on TV

  • Terri

    I love me some Raylan. I am glad ratings are UP!!

  • AriesMatt

    Not a lot of promotion? I’ve been seeing teasers and PR for months now, cross channel and cross media. Really enjoyed last night’s episode and looking forward to what’s in store for the season.

  • Greg

    @Bill

    Season two aired on Wednesdays. I don’t think there was any USA or TNT drama airing back then, but I could be wrong.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “@Bill

    Season two aired on Wednesdays. I don’t think there was any USA or TNT drama airing back then, but I could be wrong.”

    Unsurprisingly, I had forgotten that. That could explain much of the difference.

  • Atmos

    Gotta say last season was terrific, just as the two before it were. Season four should be no different. Glad the numbers are up.

  • dizzylucy

    Really happy to see that, truly a great show, it deserves a solid audience.

    I know a number of people who are new viewers this season, and caught up on previous seasons via DVD. It’s a shame the show isn’t more widely available online, I think their viewership would grow even more.

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