‘The Jinx’ Ratings Surge In Finale After Robert Durst Arrest

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The dramatic March 14 arrest of Robert Durst on a murder warrant in New Orleans certainly put the spotlight on the finale of the HBO documentary series Sunday night. That timely attention and the seemingly off-screen audio confession in the final minutes of the last episode of The Jinx: The Life And Deaths of Robert Durst undoubtedly helped the Andrew Jarecki-helmed series surge to hit its best viewership of its six-episode run.

With Durst’s chilling words of “What the hell did I do? Killed ‘m all” as the climax, March 15’ s Jinx was watched by 802,000, according to Nielsen. That’s a 92% leap from the 446,000 total viewers the March 8 broadcast drew, which was the least-watched episode since the series debuted February 2.

Jinx Andrew JareckiAll the attention on the arrest — which Durst’s lawyers today said they will contest as more about ratings than justice — took The Jinx 

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