CABLE RATINGS: 'Big Love', 'Skins', 'Pretty Little Liars' Finales Up

HBO’s polygamy family drama Big Love ended its five-season run on Sunday with 1.6 million viewers tuning in for the series finale at 9 PM. The combined finale viewership of 2.3 million viewers across 2 telecasts was up by 7% from last season’s closer. But the 9 PM airing was down 6% from last year.

MTV’s new series Skins wrapped its freshman season last night with 1.2 million viewers and a 1.21 rating in persons 12-34, both up 9% from last week and the racy teen drama’s best ratings since Episode 4, which aired on Feb 7. No decision has been made on the future of the series, which, after the initial slide, showed some ratings growth in the past few weeks and has delivered solid on-demand numbers.

The spring finale of ABC Family’s hot freshman drama Pretty Little Liars last night became the series’ second highest-rated telecast, behind only the January premiere, in total viewers (3.64 million) and all key demographics, including adults 18-34 (1.28 million) and persons 12-34 (2.51 million). Pretty Little Liars has already been renewed for a second season.

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