Somewhere far outside of Atlantic City, New Jersey, HBO executives are raising (non-bootlegged) whiskey glasses in a somewhat-measured toast.
“Boardwalk Empire” pulled in 2.3 million viewers in Sunday’s 9 p.m. series finale, an uptick of 7 percent from last season’s ending episode.
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Including subsequent replays, the series finale totaled three million viewers for the night — the largest Sunday night audience for the series this season, HBO boasted. However, at 9 p.m. alone, the Season 5 premiere topped the finale.
Season to date, “Boardwalk” is averaging a gross audience of 6.6 million viewers per episode. Its most-watched episode in the timeslot was the series premiere, which hauled in 4.8 million viewers.
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“Boardwalk Empire” followed former Atlantic City politician Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) who gets involved with gangsters during America’s free-for-all Prohibition era. The premium cable show debuted in 2010.