via press release:
IT WAS JUSTIFIED
Season 4 Premiere Episode of Justified is the Most-Watched Episode in Series History
Women 18-49, Adults 25-54, Men 25-54 and Women 25-54 Also Score Series Highs
Tied with the Series Premiere as Most-Watched Episode Ever in Adults 18-49
LOS ANGELES, January 28, 2013 – It’s good to have Raylan Givens back on the television screen, and fans agree, as Live+7 data showed the season 4 premiere of FX’s critically lauded series Justified (1/8/13) was its most-watched episode ever and tied with the series premiere (3/16/10) as the most-watched telecast ever in the Adults 18-49 demo.
The season 4 premiere notched 5.3 million total viewers, besting the series premiere by +8%. 2.5 million Adults 18-49 tuned in, tying the series premiere as the most-watched episode in that demo, while Women 18-49 (973,000) Adults 25-54 (3.0 million), Men 25-54 (1.8 million) and Women 25-54 (1.2 million) all posted series highs.
This week’s episode, “This Bird Has Flown,” airs tonight at 10:00PM ET/PT. Raylan’s hunt for his stolen money leads to a confrontation with a bareknuckle brawler, while Boyd and Ava face a decision that threatens to destroy them.
FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable network from Fox. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in nearly 98 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series Sons of Anarchy and Justified; the miniseries American Horror Story: Asylum; the upcoming drama series The Americans; and the acclaimed hit comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer, Wilfred, Legit, BrandX with Russell Brand and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. The network’s library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. FX’s other offerings include the acquired hit series Two and a Half Men and How I Met Your Mother, and live sports with UFC and NCAA football.