Sons of Anarchy, Charlie Hunnam

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Sons of Anarchy is riding back with a vengeance!

The drama's sixth season premiered last night and not only did the series deliver an absolutely jaw-dropping episode, the special 90-minute showing snagged impressive numbers for FX. Securing the spot of television's number one show on Tuesday night—including both broadcast and cable—Sons of Anarchy, will likely rank as the top-rated program in FX history once the finale numbers are all in.

The premiere for the penultimate season of the drama drew in a total of 8.09 million viewers, a moderate increase of nine percent from season five's debut. And in the coveted 18-49 category, SoA earned a rating of 3.1 which is up thirteen perfect when compared to last year's numbers.

Despite these consistently stellar ratings, executive producer Kurt Sutter has confirmed that the show's seventh season will be its last. "I have an idea of what the final shot is," Sutter said at the summer TCA press tour, "and I hold onto it loosely. If that's what it ends up being, that's what it ends up being. For me, I need that marker to go towards and then I'm led to the right place."

Sons of Anarchy's leading man Charlie Hunnam has become one of the most talked-about actors in the world after landing the role of Christian Grey in the highly-anticipated film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. The news of Hunnam's casting has been a split between satisfied words of encouragement and complete and total outrage.

One thing we know for sure, Hunnam's Sons of Anarchy cast members do not want to see their co-star naked on the big screen.

Don't miss Sons of Anarchy Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on FX!

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