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“Longmire” season one finale sets series ratings record

by Matthew Price Published: August 13, 2012

The season one finale of “Longmire” drew 4.3 million viewers, according to a release from A&E.

The finale aired Sunday night. The show was recently renewed for a second season set for 2013.

Katee Sackhoff in "Longmire."
Katee Sackhoff in "Longmire."

According to A&E, the first season averaged 4.0 million total viewers per premiere episode and 5.4 million total viewers based on Live+7 viewing (through the available first 8 episodes).  The network further reportst that “Longmire” is A&E’s #1 original drama series of all-time among total viewers and adults 25-54.

“Longmire” stars Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Cassidy Freeman, Bailey Chase and Adam Bartley.

The show is based on the “Walt Longmire” mystery novels by Craig Johnson.   Walt Longmire is a sheriff in rural Wyoming dealing with the death of his wife and his upcoming bid for re-election.

“Longmire” is produced by Warner Horizon Television.  Hunt Baldwin (“The Closer,” “Trust Me”) and John Coveny (“The Closer,” “Trust Me”) wrote the project and serve as executive producers along with Greer Shephard (“The Closer,” “Nip/Tuck”) and Michael M. Robin (“The Closer,” “Nip/Tuck”), the A&E release reports.

- Matt Price

 

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by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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