A record 5.2 million viewers watched Ava pull a Crying Game on Tuesday's sensational second-season Nip/Tuck finale. It was the show's largest audience to date and FX's most-watched episode of an original series ever, besting the 2002 series premiere of The Shield, which snagged 4.8 million viewers. Nip/Tuck's blockbuster finish is all the more impressive considering it had to compete with the highest-rated vice-presidential debate since 1992. The Cheney/Edwards fisticuffs drew a combined 44 million viewers.
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