"Preacher" Sees Ratings Rise With Season One Finale

"Preacher" did well in the ratings for its season finale on Sunday night, with a 10 percent rise in viewers from the previous week helping the episode become the series' fourth highest-rated thus far.

The series premiered on May 22 to 2.38 million viewers, falling to 2.08 million in its second week and 1.75 million in its third. The finale clocked in at 1.722 million viewers, according to Deadline, down 28 percent from the premiere. The series averaged 1.711 million viewers throughout the ten-episode season, with around three million viewers in Live +3 results.

The AMC series comes from executive producers Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Caitlin. Based on the DC Vertigo comic book series from Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, it follows Dominic Cooper's Jesse Custer, a preacher who, with the help of Joseph Gilgun's Irish vampire Cassidy, goes on a mission to find God.

The Sony Pictures Television project has already been renewed for a second season, set to premiere in summer 2017.

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