No word yet if the Howard Gordon produced political family drama is coming back for a second season or not, but FX are looking at some mixed results when it comes to how Tyrant’s first run ended. With 1.51 million total viewers the 1-hour 13-minute 10 PM finale was up 4% over its August 19 show. While that is essentially steady, it comes after the show hit a low of 1.34 million total viewers on August 5. Since then, Tyrant’s 10-episode first cycle has been gaining some traction over each of its last three weeks.
However, in terms of adults 18-49, the news was not so good for Tyrant’s finale. The season ender pulled in a 0.5 rating among the key demo last night. That’s a 17% drop from last week’s result among the 18-49s. Last night’s finale was also a 17% drop among the demo from the show’s almost 90-minute premiere on June 24. Overall, last night’s viewership was a hard 28% drop from the 2.1 million who watched debut. The show’s saving grace has been in its DVR friendliness. In Live + 3 ratings, Tyrant’s debut went up to 3.1 million total viewers. In terms of the adult 18-49 demo, the premiere of the Middle East-based show went from 775,000 viewers to 1.2 million in Live + 3 data.