'Rescue Me' Series Finale Becomes Most-Watched Episode in Four Years

FX's drama starring Denis Leary aired its final episode Wednesday night.
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Rescue Me ended its seven-season run on a high note.

The series finale, which aired at 10 p.m. Wednesday, averaged 2.3 million total viewers, the most-watched telecast since Season 4 finale in September 2007.

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In the adults 18-49 demo, the episode averaged 1.3 million viewers, the highest number in the demo since the Season 5 premiere in April 2009.

Overall, the final season of FX's drama series averaged 1.5 million total viewers, up 10% over season six and up 3% over season five.

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Wednesday night's episode saw star/co-creator Denis Leary's Tommy Gavin decide to go back to firefighting after trying his hand at being Mr. Mom. It also featured the untimely death: Lt. Kenneth "Lou" Shea (John Scurti).


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