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

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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  1. Tatjana says:

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

  2. Andrew says:

    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!

  3. Whatever says:

    What are the DVR ratings like for True Blood ?
    Does it add many viewers ?

  4. RHEA says:

    ahh west wing reference…. made my day.. :)

  5. Britta Unfiltered says:

    “This just in ….”
    I see what you did there.

  6. bobbie says:

    good news all around

  7. Rusty says:

    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.”