The Conservatives polled 8800 - narrowly beating Labour into third place with 8516.
The Scottish Greens picked up 2333 votes, ahead of the Liberal Democrats on 912 and the Alba party with 629.
Returning officer Kenneth Lawrie declared the number of votes cast in the Central Scotland regional list ballot tonight (Friday) just before 7.30 pm.
However, the Falkirk East votes are just one part of the Central Scotland ballot and the full results will not be known until tomorrow when North Lanarkshire's returning officer will announce the final totals.
Abolish the Scottish Parliament Party: 127
All for Unity: 325
Freedom Alliance: 66
Independent Green Voice: 205
Reform UK: 97
Scottish Family Party: 220
Scottish Greens: 2333
Scottish Labour Party: 8516
Scottish Liberal Democrats: 912
Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party: 8800
Scottish Libertarian Party: 76
Scottish National Party (SNP): 16,432
Independent Paddy S Hogg: 84
In total, 38,969 votes were cast and 64 ballot papers rejected.