A&E's 'Kings" Breakout 2 Million Viewers For Finale

A&E's crime drama Breakout Kings finished its freshman campaign drawing 2 million viewers in its May 30 finale.

Overall the the series,  which stars Laz Alonso (Southland, Avatar) and Domenick Lombardozzi (The Wire) as U.S. marshals who head up a team of convicts pulled from jail to track down and capture prison escapees, averaged 1.9 million viewers during its 13-episode run, according to network officials.

The network has yet to renew Breakout Kings for a second season.

The March 6 premiere episode of Breakout Kings set a network series premiere ratings record among adults 25-54 (1.6 million viewers) and adults 18-49 (1.5 million viewers), but fell short of the 3.6 million total viewers that A&E's drama series The Glades drew in its summer 2010 debut.

The Glades, which stars Matt Passmore as a quirky detective fighting crime in the Florida Everglades, launches its sophomore season this Sunday.

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