Last night's season finale, titled "The Bicameral Mind," was the highest-rated episode of HBO's sci-fi/Western drama series Westworld.
According to Deadline, 2.2 million viewers tuned in Sunday night to find out William and the Man in Black are one in the same, learn the maze is a test for consciousness in hosts, see Maeve lead a rebellion, and witness Dolores walk up behind Ford, during his farewell speech, and shoot him in the back of the head.
That 2.2 million is a 7% increase in viewers from the penultimate episode. "With replays and viewing on HBO Go/Now," Deadline adds, "the total Sunday night audience for the season closer rose to 3.6 million, up 5% from last week and also a series high."
Here is a breakdown of how each episode performed:
- 1x01 - 1.96
- 1x02 - 1.50
- 1x03 - 2.10
- 1x04 - 1.70
- 1x05 - 1.49
- 1x06 - 1.64
- 1x07 - 1.75
- 1x08 - 1.78
- 1x09 - 2.09
- 1x10 - 2.20
Ford (Anthony Hopkins) unveils his bold new narrative; Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) embraces her identity; Maeve (Thandie Newton) sets her plan in motion.
Created for television by Jonathan Nolan (Interstellar, The Dark Knight, Person of Interest) and Lisa Joy (Pushing Daisies, Burn Notice), both of whom are executive producing and writing, with Nolan also directing, the series was inspired by the 1973 motion picture Westworld, written and directed by Michael Crichton.
The cast features Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Robert Ford, Ed Harris as The Man in Black, Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores Abernathy, James Marsden as Teddy Flood, Thandie Newton as Maeve Millay, Jeffrey Wright as Bernard Lowe, Tessa Thompson as Charlotte Hale, Sidse Babett Knudsen as Theresa Cullen, Jimmi Simpson as William, Rodrigo Santoro as Hector Escaton, Shannon Woodward as Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Armistice, Ben Barnes as Logan, Angela Sarafyan as Clementine Pennyfeather, Luke Hemsworth as Stubbs, and Clifton Collins, Jr. as Lawrence.
The second season of HBO's Westworld will debut in 2018.