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'Girls' Series Finale Grows 45 Percent Above Season 5's Ending Episode

Hannah and friends haul in 741,000 viewers on Sunday

"Girls" competed with the big boys on Sunday.

The HBO series' finale jumped 45 percent from last year's Season 5 ender, pulling in 741,000 total viewers this time around.

Week over week, the show's increase was far more modest -- the penultimate episode of the Lena Dunham comedy earned 735,000 total viewers. That means the growth for the actual finale was less than 1 percent.

April 2nd's third-to-last episode was actually this season's most-watched, with 766,000 overall audience members. Interestingly enough, that's exactly twice what Episode 55 pulled in on February 26, 2017.

The final episode of the show's freshman run remains a season finale high for "Girls" -- that one drew 1 million total viewers, per Nielsen's Live + Same Day metric. All numbers in this story come from that measurement.