Ratings: The Newsroom Returns Up as True Blood Hits a Season High

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Ratings The Newsroom Season 2This just in….

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.

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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.

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Comments (10)

  • So glad for TB, last 3 episodes were already better than the whole 5th season

    Comment by Tatjana – July 15, 2013 01:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay for True Blood! Last night’s ep was really entertaining! Well, if you take away the scenes with Sam, Alcide and Terry. Other than that, great episode! I’m excited to see how they’ll resolve the Eric vs. Pam thing at “Vamp Camp.”

    BTW, congrats to the TB cast for a SEVENTH season!

    Comment by Andrew – July 15, 2013 01:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, Sam and the weres are tiresome. What’s the point?

      Comment by wrstlgirl – July 15, 2013 02:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What are the DVR ratings like for True Blood ?
    Does it add many viewers ?

    Comment by Whatever – July 15, 2013 02:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Last season over all platforms I think it averaged like ten million viewers. I’m not sure though

      Comment by shoes – July 15, 2013 02:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • This season it’s averaging about 10 mil/week.

        Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – July 15, 2013 04:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ahh west wing reference…. made my day.. :)

    Comment by RHEA – July 15, 2013 02:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “This just in ….”
    .
    I see what you did there.

    Comment by Britta Unfiltered – July 15, 2013 02:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • good news all around

    Comment by bobbie – July 15, 2013 03:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • TB: The books are so much better than the series. I just wish they had stayed with the written story line than going all over the place character wise. There are still too many different story lines going on. It’s a shame that Ms. Harris has ended the book series.

    Newsroom was great the first season. We’ll see how this one progresses. As usual, the writers and producers are starting to deviate from the original premise and going off in a different direction. Why is it that once a show is renewed, the powers to be start thinking “Oh goody, now I can do whatever I want to the characters and the premise of the original because I am so good, I was renewed.” What ever happened to the old saying of “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.”

    Comment by Rusty – July 16, 2013 04:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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