The season finale of Pretty Little Liars, called “Now You See Me, Now You Don’t,” was the most tweeted show ever in history, according to Social Guide. The episode racked up almost 1.9 million tweets. 637,000 of them were from “unique contributors,” people who just tweeted once during the episode. During the finale’s final minute, the tweets hit the 70,000 mark.
How did Pretty Little Liars do in the Nielsen ratings?
The season finale of Pretty Little Liars earned the highest Nielsen rating yet in its four seasons in all categories and age groups.
Among adults 18-34, it got a 2.1 rating and attracted an audience of 1.4 million. Among women who were 18-34, it did even better, earning a 3.5 rating and attracting 1.2 million viewers. In the category of adults between the ages of 18-49, the episode got a 1.4 rating and its audience was 1.8 million. The total amount of viewers over every category came to 3.33 million.
This past Tuesday’s season finale of Pretty Little Liars ranks third among all of the telecasts of the series to date among women in the age groups of 18-34 and 18-49.
What’s more, in ABC Family history among young women of all age groups, Tuesday’s episode ranks as the fourth highest rated telecast of all time.
“Now You See Me, Now You Don’t” in the category of women 18-49 was TV’s number one show, tying with “America’s Got Talent” on NBC, was number one in the adults 18-34 group, and in all of the categories of women under 50, it was cable’s number one show of the night.
Two big questions were answered in the summer finale. We learned who “A” is — Ezra — and also that Alison is alive.
It’s no wonder that the episode attracted such a large audience, as both of these questions had been the subject of much suspense that was built up over the season, and the rumors and speculation had been running rampant.
Ezra, we all learned, was a statutory rapist — now, we also know that he was not adverse to committing host of other crimes.
In “Now You See Me, Now You Don’t,” the girls found out the mystery of who “A” was went they traveled to Ravenswood. They met with Mrs. Grunwald on their way there, and she gave them a strange book and revealed that she has a psychic gift that’s known as “insight.” Years before, Alison met with Mrs. Grunwald and told her she was being stalked by some creepy guy, “board shorts,” or — as we now know — Mr. Ezra Fitz.
It was a suitably messed-up but cool episode. It began with the girls being sent a package of four eight-balls, one for each of them. Then, there was a child-sized casket with a chilling Mona Janel Parrish doll inside of it.
“A” warns them “Find Mona before the cops or they’ll think you killed her.”
On the romantic front, Aria has a less-than-satisfactory date with Jake Ryan Guzman, who tells he he’s “tired” right in the middle of a movie. Lucy Hale meets Ezra in a coffee shop, and they bump into each other, and then mouths follow suit — yeah, that always happens when you run into your teacher in a public place.
So, they all then head to Ravenswood, and watch a magic show there, and right under their noses, Emily Shay Mitchell gets kidnapped.
What’s even weirder is that the girls locate Emily in a sawmill, and manage to rescue her from where she’s trapped inside of a box (by “A” and CeCe) before a saw cuts her in two.
Aria then goes a bit ninja on them, CeCe anyway. She kicks CeCe in her face and sends her crashing off of a ledge.
It was a great finale to the fourth season! What will happen next year is anyone’s guess. The finale of Pretty Little Liars was watched by enough people to make it the most tweeted-about TV show ever!
Written by: Douglas Cobb