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‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Finale Ratings Cool Down From Premiere

’80s computer drama surges in Live + 3 numbers, but can’t match premiere audience

AMC’s ’80s computer drama “Halt and Catch Fire” generated less heat with its Season one finale than it did with it June series premiere–at least in the ratings.

The Sunday send-off for the series, which stars Lee Pace and Scoot McNairy, drew 575,000 total viewers with its Sunday finale.

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In Live + 3 numbers, which take into account people who viewed the finale on Sunday and over the next three days, the series fared considerably better, surging 71 percent to 980,000 total viewers — though that was still short of the 1.2 million viewers who tuned in for the series’ premiere.

Among the 18-49 demographic most important to advertisers, the “Halt” finale drew 227,000 viewers, compared to the 433K demo viewers who tuned in to the premiere. In Live + 3 numbers, the demo audience for the finale jumped up 67 percent to 379,000.

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Overall for its maiden season, “Halt and Catch Fire” averaged 1.23 million total viewers in Live + 3, with 543,000 in the demo.