Sons of Anarchy 'Stolen Huffy' dominates cable ratings for night

The wake for Opie and the Gemma/Tara girlfight earned FX some amazing ratings.

According to FX, last nights fourth episode of Season 5 of Sons of Anarchy the #1 program on cable Tuesday.

The action packed episode was white hot with Paris Barclay directing and Paul Maibaum delivering some kick ass cinematography, as the chase scene was off the hook between Nero's gang and Chibs and Jax.

The FX hit series, with leads Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman and Charlie Hunnam, beat first-run competition on every broadcast network at 10 PM in delivery of Adults 18-49, Men 18-49, Adults 18-34, Men 18-34, Women 18-34, and Men 25-54.

It was the #2-ranked program Tuesday in prime (broadcast and cable, 8-11P) in delivery of Men 18-49 (1.8 million) behind NCIS (CBS) and #5 program overall in delivery of Adults 18-49.

SOAs delivery of 4.6 million Total Viewers and 3.1 million Adults 18-49 ranks as the #3 highest-rated episode ever for Sons of Anarchy (Live+Same Day). 

Through four weeks, the fifth season of Sons of Anarchy is posting double-digit ratings increases across the board versus Season 4.

With Live+7 data complete as of this week, the Season 5 premiere episode of Sons of Anarchy was highest-rated telecast in FXs 18-year history in Adults 18-49 (4.8 million), Adults 18-34 (2.5 million) and Adults 25-54 (4.8 million), and it tied for highest all-time in Total Viewers with 7.2 million.  --  (135,077 telecasts since FXs launch)

The combination of Sons of Anarchy and its movie lead-in Taken made FX the #1-rated cable network Tuesday night (8-11P).

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