Sons Of Anarchy Season 6 Controversial Premiere Scores Big In Ratings

If you were wondering how well Sons of Anarchy would do on its return, FX has big news… the show killed. Which, is actually something that I guess I shouldn’t say, given the fact that the show’s controversial subject matter instantly sent social media into a circus.

If you’re a fan, it’s certainly good news.

What did you think of the episode? Too much? Overplayed? Insensitive? A lot of opinions are swarming around this one.

 

SONS OF ANARCHY IS TELEVISION’S #1 SHOW ON TUESDAY NIGHT

Tops All Broadcast and Cable Programs in Delivery of Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54,

Men 18-49, Men 18-34, Men 25-54, Women 18-49 and Women 18-34

Season 6 Premiere Records 5.87 million Total Viewers, 3.94 Million A18-49, 2.0 Million A18-34

Posting Significant Gains Across the Board Versus Season 5 Debut Including

+13% in A18-49 and A25-54, +43% in Women 18-34, and +35% in Women 18-49

Will Likely Rank as the Top-Rated Single Program in FX History on Live+7

Sons’ Premiere and Encore Telecasts Combine to Deliver

8.09 Million Total Viewers and 5.30 Million A18-49

 

The sixth season premiere episode of Sons of Anarchy (9/10/13, 10-11:33 PM) was television’s #1-rated program on Tuesday – broadcast and cable – in delivery of Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54, Men 18-49 and 18-34, and Women 18-49 and 18-34, and it posted healthy increases over its fifth season debut. Additionally, last night’s debut episode of the penultimate season of Sons of Anarchy will likely become the #1-rated single telecast in FX history when Live+7 data becomes available in approximately three weeks.

 

The Season 6 premiere recorded 5.87 million Total Viewers, 3.94 million A18-49 (3.1 rtg), 2.0 million A18-34 (2.9 rtg), and 3.90 million Adults 25-54 (3.3 rtg). Compared with its Season 5 debut (9/11/12, 10-11:31PM), those are increases of +9% in Total Viewers (5.37 million), +13% in A18-49 (3.51 million), +6% in Adults 18-34 (1.86 million), +13% in A25-54 (3.45 million). The increases were astounding among Women 18-34 (973,000, 2.9 rtg) and Women 18-49 (1.83 million. 2.9 rtg), +43% and +35% respectively versus year ago (680,000 and 1.35 million). It delivered 2.12 million Men 18-49 (3.4 rtg) and 1.01 million Men 18-34 (3.0 rtg).

 

The premiere telecast and encore runs combined to deliver 8.09 million Total Viewers and 5.30 million Adults 18-49.

 

On a Live+Same Day basis, last night’s delivery of Adults 18-49 for SOA was the most of any program in FX’s history. On a Live+7 basis, the Season 5 premiere telecast of Sons of Anarchy ranks as the most-watched program ever for FX with 7.15 million Total Viewers and 4.80 million Adults 18-49.

 

On a Live+Same Day basis, last night’s Sons of Anarchy is the second highest-rated scripted series cable season premiere this year in Adults 18-49 and Women 18-49, and Adults/Men/Women 25-54.

 

In next week’s episode, “One One Six” (Airs September 17, 10:00 pm e/p), Jax (Charlie Hunnam) deals with collateral damage as external pressure continues to stack up against SAMCRO. (Written by Chris Collins & Adria Lang; directed by Peter Weller).

 

 

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Marc Eastman
Marc Eastman is the owner and operator of Are You Screening? and has been writing film reviews for over a decade, and several branches of the internet's film review world have seen his name. He is also a member of The Broadcast Film Critics Association and The Broadcast Television Journalists Association.

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