The ratings were certainly good for the final episode of “The Good Wife,” on CBS last night, though they were not the highest the series ever had. Preliminarily, the show drew “10.5 million viewers and a 1.2 demo rating,” reports our good friend Lisa de Moraes of Deadline.com.
The story continues, “Compared to the year-ago finale, the CBS series’ now-being-dissected so-long climbed 13% in viewers (9.3M), and came in flat in the demo. Compared to the penultimate episode (9.1M and this season’s biggest crowd until last night), Sunday’s adieu jumped 14%. In the demo, the finale climbed a steeper 20% from the previous Sunday.
“Oh, and for those keeping track, the biggest crowd ever for the much acclaimed courtroom drama, in which Julianna Margulies had the title role: 14.8M back in February 2010. Its best demo score, a 3.2 rating, was achieved in the series’ second episode on November 29, 2009. And, that March 2014 shocker in which Josh Charles’ much loved character was bumped off but the producers managed to keep it under wraps for maximum plot impact (but maybe less initial viewing), had logged an initial crowd of 8.9M and a 1.5 rating.”
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