Around 6.2 million people watched the Sunday, January 16 finale which sees Miley Stewart resorting to being a college student.
Leaving after four years on air without a fanfare, "Hannah Montana" set a record history with its Sunday, January 16 finale. More than 6 million viewers said goodbye to the Disney Channel series. The number outperformed its record-setting fourth-season average by 9 percent.
At 6.2 million, the rating was cable's most watched telecast during 7 P.M. to 8 P.M. hour among kids 6 to 11 (2.1 million viewers) and tweens 9 to 14 (2.0 million viewers). It was at the same time, the Disney Channel's highest ratings ever in the hour in total viewers and among kids 6-11. The final season of the show thus averaged 5.65 million viewers, its best season-long number ever.
Miley Cyrus, who was only 14 when she first played Hannah Montana/Miley Stewart, is adding more film projects to her resume. She has "LOL: Laughing Out Loud" to be released later this year and is now filming "So Undercover". Her music career may be in halt but it was recently announced that she is due to reunite with ex-lover Nick Jonas for a duet single.