Wednesday, September 09, 2009


We made a little cable TV history last night, kids. The specifics are in the official press release issued by the network below. FX and Fox 21 did an outstanding job promoting the show and getting the word out. The promos, the aerial banners, the billboards -- it was all brilliant. But this exceptional number is because all of you spread the word and made the effort to tune in. I am truly humbled by this showing. I've watched the fanbase of this show grow steadily over the past year. It's been an amazing experience. As a storyteller, you live with these characters, these fantasies in your head. They are very real and very personal to me. To share them with an audience is as terrifying as it is exhilarating -- the artist's paradox. To see everyone embrace these people, this world and invest in it, is unbelievably gratifying. I thank you for taking this ride with me and I promise to continue to tell stories from depth of my blackened soul. I love all you motherfuckers. ks


Second Season Premiere of FX’s Original Drama Series Sons of Anarchy Scores 4.29 Million Total Viewers and 3.03 Million Adults 18-49

The +95% Increase in Adults 18-49 vs. Season One Premiere Is the Largest Year-Over-Year Increase of Any FX Original Series

1.97 Million Men 18-49 Makes Sons of Anarchy #1 Telecast Of Any Basic Cable Series in 2009

3.03 Million Adults 18-49 Makes Sons of Anarchy Most-Watched Scripted Series Telecast in 2009

#1 Episode Ever on FX in Delivery of Men 19-49

LOS ANGELES, September 9, 2009 – Sons of Anarchy returned with a vengeance Tuesday night, as the second season premiere episode of FX’s critically acclaimed hit drama series stormed out of the gate with all-time series’ high ratings across the board.

The season two premiere (9/8/09, 10 PM ET/PT) scored 4.29 million total viewers and 3.03 million Adults 18-49. Its delivery of 1.97 million Men 18-49 is the most ever for a single telecast of an FX series, and it was also the most of any basic cable series in 2009. This marks a +95% increase in Adults 18-49 against the season one premiere episode (3.03 million vs. 1.55 million, 9/2/08), the largest increase of any FX original series from a first to a second season. Nip/Tuck posted a +33% in its second season.

Based on Live+Same Day comparison, last night’s premiere registered +94% increases among total viewers over the season one average (2.21 million). Based on Live+Same Day comparison, last night’s premiere registered +107% increases among Adults 18-49 over the season one average (1.46 million).

On a time-shifted viewing comparison (Live+Seven ratings vs. Live+Same Day) ratings, in season one Sons gained an average of 18% in Total Viewers (2.61 million vs. 2.21 million), and gained an average of 20% among Adults 18-49 (1.75 million vs. 1.46).

Sunday, September 06, 2009


I really don't get it. But I'm sure there must be some effective use for the instantaneously mundane.