By James Hibberd
September 10, 2014 at 10:02 PM EDT
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FX’s murderous biker club is going out on top: Sons of Anarchy returned for its seventh and final season Tuesday night and posted the biggest audience delivery in the show’s history.

The 90-minute opener debuted to 6.2 million viewers at 10 p.m. and a whopping 3.2 rating among adults 18-49. That’s up 5 percent from last year’s premiere. Moreover, Sons beats every show on cable and broadcast (especially Fox’s Utopia).

If Sons continues to pull these kind of numbers — and you know they’ll climb even higher for the series finale — the drama will likely win this slot throughout the fall, and even give broadcast’s Tuesday lineup some very steep competition once that gets underway in the next few weeks.

Read our recap of the season premiere, postmortem with exec producers Kurt Sutter and Paris Barclay, and breakdown of the end montage with composer/music supervisor Bob Thiele.

Kurt Sutter’s original series, starring Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, and Katey Sagal.
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  • 09/10/13
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