Vroom, vroom. Sons of Anarchy hit the road smoking last night. The season six debut was seen by 5.87 million viewers, up 9 per cent from last year’s opener. It was the top rated program on all of television – broadcast or cable – among the audience that counts most, 18-49 year olds.
Presumably some new viewers tuned in to get a good look at Charlie Hunnam. The actor, who on the show plays Jax, Hamlet in a motorcycle jacket, has just been announced as the lead in the film adaptation in 50 Shades of Grey. The SOA newbies may have gotten a lot more than they bargained for.
The episode “Seeds” began with a graphic prison rape and ended with one of the most shocking shootings TV has ever seen. Wow, and this is how they start the season?