HBO’s The Newsroom on Sunday night drew 2.2 million total viewers to its Season 2 opener at 10 pm. That’s up 5 percent from the buzzy drama’s series launch, yet down 4 percent from its freshman finale/all-time high audience.
Folding in one replay, The Newsroom amassed 2.6 million viewers for the night.
Setting the table for the Aaron Sorkin drama was True Blood’s fifth and most watched episode of Season 6, which drew 4.5 million viewers. Ergo ipso facto, True Blood earned a Season 7 order this morning.