HBO's "Six Feet Under" showed a little more of a ratings pulse with its much-talked-about series finale Sunday night. The 72-minute farewell to the Fisher mortuary clan dug up an average of 3.9 million viewers, according to figures released Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research.
The numbers gave a bittersweet sendoff to one of HBO's signature shows. "Six Feet," which captured the Emmy for best drama series in 2003, was averaging a paltry 2 million or so viewers earlier this season, its fifth on the pay cable network. "Six Feet" still didn't quite recapture its popularity of three years ago, though, when it averaged 5.6 million.