Hell on Wheels wrapped up its five-season run on AMC Saturday with a series finale episode that drew 2.5 million total viewers, including 784k adults 25-54 in Live+3 ratings.
The final Season 5 averaged 2.6 million viewers per episode, including 837k adults 25-54.
The last seven episodes of HOW showed the end of the line for Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) and his work building America’s first transcontinental railroad. The final push to finish brought a reckoning for Bohannon and the men standing in his path: the bloodthirsty Swede (Christopher Heyerdahl), the mercenary Chang (Byron Mann), and the rapacious Thomas Durant (Colm Meaney). Bohannon faced corruption, greed and murder on the trek to complete the final stages of building the railroad.
The series was brought to a conclusion under showrunner John Wirth, who will now serve as showrunner on SundanceTV’s original Hap & Leonard, which is beginning production of its second season.
Hell on Wheels is executive produced by Wirth, Paul Kurta, Michael Rosenberg, Jeremy Gold, EVP, Endemol Shine Studios; and Mike Frislev and Chad Oakes from Nomadic Pictures.