Last night, HBO said goodbye to Boardwalk Empire and a “few” extra viewers tuned in to watch.
The 9pm airing drew 2.3 million viewers, an increase of 18% over last week’s installment.
The last episode was up when compared to the 2.18 million that tuned in for the season four finale. It was, however, pretty on par with the fifth season opener which drew 2.37 million.
What do you think? Are you surprised that more people didn’t tune in for the Boardwalk Empire finale? Was it time for the series to end?
HBO has an amazing knack for choosing some of the best programs on television, cable or network alike. That is the good news. Because they have yet again proven that they ALSO have a similar knack for the WORST SERIES FINALIES EVER!!!! The Sopranos, True Blood, and now Boardwalk Empire all have seriously lacking final episodes EVER. 🙁
I did not like the finale.
I thought that many of the stories ended very abruptly.
I mean you know they were ending and HOW, but some of the things happened as if there was little or no time in between.
The last season to me seemed to be “how many people can we kill off” only.
And Yes I know these people died, and many were killed, they didn’t live to ripe old ages for sure.
‘Going out on top’ like Seinfeld says…and I really do NOT know what else the writers could have contrived. MAYBE it was time to end but now HBO is lost to me ;-(
There goes Sun nites on HBO…at least no conlficts with my TiVo, AMC and _The Walking Dead_ at 9 PM !
Not to mention Homeland as a conflict -but HBO still has John Oliver and eventually GOT, oh and Season 2 of True Detective!
I haven’t seen the show since last season because I’m just not home enough to keep pay channels for now. I guess I’ll have to wait for complete box set and watch everything through As for the question about was it time to end. Well that’s a matter of perspective. The part of the book that dealt with Nucky and the bootlegging was I think one or two chapters because the book was an outline of Atlantic City from its start to present. The series took the basic premis and built a total fiction around it that was never close… Read more »
A fitting end to the show. Felt cheated because it was only eight episodes. Miss it already. Actors who portrayed young Nucky and Gillian were spot on. What happened to Nucky’s first wife, and Daughter Maitland. I have the book, but chose to start reading it after the show so that I would not be disappointed.
… And Michael Kenneth Williams in anything is alright with me. Spielberg had never even heard of him. Hah! Straight out of Brooklyn. Can’t beat those New York (Broadway) actors, all of whom made the show a success.
It’s been a while since I read the book, but I’m pretty sure you could have read it any time without ruining the show. Like I said. The show just used the book as the jumping off point to create a totally fictional world that’s not part of the book at all. The book is pretty tame by comparison. It’s more of a historic biography of Atlantic City, but still enjoyable. If you like it you might check out “Get Capone”. It kind of the same type of book that really clears and changes a lot of the history of… Read more »
I absolutely loved this show, not sure I was ready for it to end, but all things must. I really did appreciate the looped story line, past to “present” and the conjoined beginning/ending made perfect sense. Perfect ending to a perfect show.