Sopranos Finale: Killer Ratings

Tony Whacked The Tonys

As the heated debate among Sopranos fans over the final episode rages on (“David Chase is a genius!” “David Chase is an a**hole!”), HBO is enjoying its report from Nielsen this morning. Sunday’s Sopranos finale was watched by 11.9 million — only NBC’s America’s Got Talent fared better last week. The series finale beat Game 2 of the NBA Finals (8.6 million) and the Tony Awards (6.2 million) on Sunday night, according to Nielsen.

    The Top 10, June 4-10:

  • America’s Got Talent, NBC, 13 million
  • The Sopranos, HBO, 11.9 million
  • Two and a Half Men, CBS, 11.27 million
  • So You Think You Can Dance (Thursday), Fox, 11.07 million
  • So You Think You Can Dance (Wednesday), Fox, 10.35 million
  • Deal or No Deal (Tuesday), NBC, 10.11 million
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CBS, 10.04 million
  • CSI: Miami, CBS, 9.49 million
  • 60 Minutes, CBS, 9.46 million
  • NCIS, CBS, 9.36 million
  • Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader, Fox, 9.32 million

FishbowlNY’s Sopranos Coverage:

  • David Chase On Sopranos Finale: ‘No One Was Trying To Be Audacious’
  • The Sopranos Ending: The Poll Response
  • Sopranos Finale: Whackless Ending Leaves Post Metro Edition With Loaded Bullet
  • The Sopranos Ending: The Fans React
  • Will You Cancel HBO?
  • The Sopranos Didn’t End — It Stopped