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‘Boardwalk Empire’ Finale Ratings Dip From Last Season

Season 4 capper draws 2.2 million total viewers

Uh-oh. This is probably going to put Nucky Thompson in a bad mood. Or, rather, an even worse mood.

“Boardwalk Empire” ended its fourth season Sunday with its finale taking a slight ratings dip from its previous season’s closer.

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The Season 4 finale of “Boardwalk Empire” drew 2.2 million viewers — off from the 2.7 million that the Season 3 finale grabbed last December.┬áThe downtick appears to represent a trend — last year’s season finale was also off from the Season 2 ender, which had 3 million total viewers.

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The Season 1 finale of the series, which stars Steve Buscemi as crime kingpin Nucky Thompson, had 3.3 million total viewers with its initial airing.

This season of “Boardwalk Empire” had an average gross audience of 7 million viewers. Season 5 returns to HBO in 2014.