According to Zap2it, the Season 3 closer was watched by 6.5 million viewers and earned a 2.2 rating in the key 18-49 demo. This means last night’s episode was five percent up from last week’s 2.1 rating, but fell 4 percent from the Season 2 finale — which earned a 2.3 — last year. We’re glad the ratings ticked up for the big episode, but are a little bummed it didn’t improve year-over-year.
We suspect more people would have tuned in to the finale had they known there would be a Frozen surprise waiting for them in the final seconds. Just before the lights dimmed on the action-packed episode, a blue substance emerged from a vase Emma and Hook brought back from the past. As the viscous material finally took form, it was revealed that Elsa, the Snow Queen, had made her way to Storybrooke — and she was leaving a trail of ice in her path.
Perhaps the Frozen tie-in will score the show a new horde of viewers next season — we just hope it isn’t a step backwards.
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