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Viewers pumped about 'Corner Gas' finale, as record numbers watch

It seems Canadians were pumped about the "Corner Gas" finale.

TORONTO - It seems Canadians were pumped about the "Corner Gas" finale.

CTV says the sitcom drew its largest audience ever Monday night, when it wrapped up after six seasons. The network said almost three million viewers tuned in to watch the final "Corner Gas" instalment on CTV and the "A" channel.

CTV says that's the biggest audience that has watched a Canadian-made scripted television series since the network began keeping electronic records in 1994.

The show focused on the goings-on in fictional Dog River, Sask., and was created by comedian Brent Butt.

The final episode was an homage to the show's beginnings. In it, Butt's character, Brent Leroy, decided not to pursue a stand-up career in the city in order to stay put in Dog River.

 
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