Ratings: True Blood, Newsroom End Strong

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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.

Comments (5)

  • I love The Newsroom and really hope it continues for a while.

    True Blood, betta geddit.

    Comment by Nina Dramer – August 27, 2012 03:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • great job true blood. you deserved good ratings, last 2 seasons have been subpar but better than alot of shows. get it back on track next year!!

    Comment by jonathon – August 27, 2012 04:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • TB viewers need to go up, not stay flat with last year. THAT is not growth.

    Comment by Rjrtist – August 27, 2012 05:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Very few shows (on any network) see growth between seasons 4 and 5. True Blood is still the most viewed show on HBO and they are VERY happy with these numbers.

      Comment by JC – August 28, 2012 01:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love the odd bookend of these 2 shows. But Sundays are always great. Both shows were great this season and can’t wait till next summer.

    Comment by Rosie (@saxyroro) – August 28, 2012 12:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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