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“Corner Gas” Finale Makes Canadian Television History

April 15, 2009 6:58 AM | Entertainment

Corner Gas Wave“Corner Gas” celebrated its final episode on Monday night, ending on a high just like it began. Canada’s most beloved homegrown comedy series has made television history with an audience of 2.914 million viewers for its series finale on CTV and ‘A’.

It’s a new audience high for “Corner Gas” and the biggest audience on record for a Canadian scripted television series. In all, nearly one in three viewers in English Canada from 9:30 – 10 p.m. watched the greatly-anticipated finale, in which Brent LeRoy passes on a potential comedy career to stay put in Dog River.

The episode was the #1 program of the night (ahead of “House” and “CSI:Miami”) and ranks as one of the most-watched television programs in Canada this broadcast year, ranking #8 along with sports events and “The Academy Awards.” More than 4.2 million viewers watched some part of the episode.

— With files from CTV