03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

"Monk" Finale Sets Cable Ratings Record: Most Watched Drama Show EVER

"Monk" ended its eight-season run with a bang, becoming the most-watched hourlong series on basic cable.

The Friday series finale of the USA Network dramedy drew about 9.4 million viewers, 3.2 million of them in the adults 18-49 demographic.

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