Cable Ratings: True Detective Finale Draws Record Crowd; Plus Lindsay's Premiere Numbers

True Detective Finale RatingsTrue Detective went out on a high note Sunday, with the Season 1 finale drawing a series-high 3.5 million viewers — a 50 percent increase from the 2.3 million that tuned in for the premiere.

Per HBO, with an average gross audience of 11 million viewers season to date, the acclaimed thriller ranks as the cabler’s most watched rookie series since Six Feet Under‘s 11.4 million in 2001.

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Looking, meanwhile, closed out it first season on HBO with 425K viewers, down from the penultimate episode’s series-high 519K.  

Elsewhere on Sunday, OWN’s Lindsay docuseries premiered to a so-so 693,000 total viewers, up 57 percent versus what Oprah’s Master Class did in the time slot a year ago.