Update: Here are the final numbers for the two-hour episode: 1.8/3 HH rating/share, 3.02M viewers, 1.3/5 A18-49 rating/share.
Original article follows below
The two-hour series finale of The CW’s Smallville surged 43% in viewers (from 2.07M to 2.97M) and 63% in A18-49 rating (0.8 to 1.3) week-to-week according to preliminary data.
The 10-year show matched a season-high in A18-49 rating, but episodes 1 and 4 did better in total viewers (2.98M and 3.19M, respectively). The finale peaked in its final half-hour, where it drew 3.35M viewers and a 1.5 A18-49 rating. Here’s the half-hour breakdown:
- 8:00 — 2.81M / 1.2 A18-49 rating
- 8:30 — 2.80M / 1.2 A18-49 rating
- 9:00 — 2.93M / 1.3 A18-49 rating
- 9:30 — 3.35M / 1.5 A18-49 rating
Smallville ended its final season with an average audience of 2.54M viewers and a 1.1 A18-49 rating. Remarkably, despite being cast off to Friday night’s and being in its 10th year, in terms of ratings, Smallville is actually The CW’s 2nd highest rated show this year (after only “The Vampire Diaries”: 3.16M / 1.4 A18-49 rating).
* Updated article with final data