After five seasons, "Fringe" has come to an end.
The FOX show's two-hour series sendoff captured the biggest audience of the season, closing with 3.2 million viewers and a 1.0 rating in the adults 18 to 49 demographic -- about the same as the season 4 finale. Although the ratings aren't high for TV standards, it's a good finish for "Fringe," which debuted in Sept. 2008.
The season 5 premiere garnered 3.12 million viewers in the Friday 9 p.m. time slot, while season 4 debuted with 3.48 million viewers.
"Fringe" attracted an intense cult following, despite being a ratings lightweight. FOX's entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly has always stood by the series, saying that while "Fringe" wasn't for everyone, it gave sci-fi fans (and critics) a show to count on.
"'Fringe' has been a point of pride,” Reilly once said, according to Entertainment Weekly. “I share the passion for the show the fans have. I love that Fox, after letting down genre fans over the years [came through with 'Fringe'].”
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