Once again, the season premiere for “Sons of Anarchy” has set series highs and network records for FX.
Tuesday (September 10) night’s “Sons of Anarchy” Season 6 return drew 5.87 million total viewers, including 3.94 million viewers among adults 18-49 and 2 million viewers among adults 18-34. That represented a 9 percent growth overall and 13 percent and 6 percent growth in those key demographics.
Actually, the “Sons” premiere posted its biggest growth in several female demographics. “Sons” was up 43 percent among women 18-34 (with 973,000 viewers) and 35 percent among women 18-49 (with 1.83 million).
Including an immediate encore, “Sons of Anarchy” drew 8.09 million viewers for the full premiere night, with 5.3 million of them in the 18-49 demo.
“Sons of Anarchy” was Tuesday night’s top program — broadcast and cable — in all of the listed demos (though not overall).
It was also the top Live+Same Day performance ever for FX in the 18-49 demographic and FX is expecting that when Live+7 data is factored in, the “Sons” premiere will rank as the network’s top single telecast ever. Last year’s “Sons of Anarchy” was the previous FX record-holder in most of these demos.