Ratings: True Blood, Newsroom End Strong

HBO’s True Blood and The Newsroom finished out their respective fifth and first seasons on a high note Sunday.

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True Blood attracted 5 million viewers at 9 pm, on par with its Season 5 average and roughly even with last year’s Season 4 climax. When combined with its 11 pm encore, TB notched a season-high 6.3 million viewers for the night.

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The Newsroom, meanwhile, hit a series high 2.3 million viewers. Aaron Sorkin’s polarizing drama has already been renewed for a second season.