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‘Sons of Anarchy’ Has Its Most-Watched Season Finale

Show is third-highest-rated basic cable drama in key demo

The Season 6 finale of “Sons of Anarchy” Tuesday was the show’s most-watched ever.

The episode, which saw the gruesome death of yet another character, made FX the top cable network of the night in total viewers and in all key demographics.

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The 10 p.m. airing of the episode, titled “A Mother’s Work,” had 5.2 million total viewers, 3.5 million of them in the 18-49 demo.

The episode was the second only to the Season 6 premiere episode in the demo. The premiere had 3.9 million viewers in the demo and was the highest-rated telecast ever in the history of FX.

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The show’s very bloody sixth season has averaged 7.3 million total viewers, the most of any season of the show. The show has averaged 5 million viewers in the demo, making it the No. 3 basic cable drama behind only “The Walking Dead” and “Breaking Bad” this calendar year.