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'Sister Wives' Finale Brings In Over 2.7 Million Viewers As Bigamy Investigation Moves Forward!

Wed, October 20, 2010 11:02am EDT by 5 Comments

Is the criminal investigation surrounding the cast of ‘Sister Wives’ actually helping the show’s ratings?

The final episode of TLC’s new reality show Sister Wives made for GREAT TV — with ratings to prove it! The series, about the Brown families (yes, with an S), averaged about 2.3 million viewers throughout the season. The finale however brought in  a staggering 2.7  million fans, making it the highest rated episode of the series!

The finale focused on patriarch Kody Brown’s marriage to fourth wife Robyn Sullivan and the jealousy of his three other wives Meri, Christine and Janelle. This jealousy was a theme throughout the series and certainly helped with the record numbers — but what else makes the show such a hit?

The national headlines about the bigamy investigation into the Brown family, which is currently underway, along with the controversial topic of polygamy certainly only helped ratings

The Utah County Attorney and the Utah Attorney General met Oct. 19 to see if they would move forward with charging the Brown’s with felony bigamy.

If charged and convicted, Kody  could face up to 15 years in prison, while wives Robyn, Janelle, Christine and Meri could each face up to five years.

Do you think the Brown family should be charged with bigamy?