HBO’s ‘The Night Of’ Lands 1.3 Million Viewers on Premiere Night

Miniseries previously scored 1.5 million in preview sampling

HBO nabbed 1.3 million total viewers out of its Sunday “Night Of” premiere and two encores.

Previously, it earned 1.5 million in preview sampling, which TheWrap exclusively reported. For those math-challenged, that means 2.8 million viewers have caught the debut episode thus far.

Here’s how the 1.3 million broke down per linear airing:
9 o’clock p.m.: 774,000 total viewers
10:30: 317,000 total viewers
Midnight: 188,000 total viewers.

Read more details about the preview sampling here.

“The Night Of” was created by Steven Zaillian (“Schindler’s List”) and Richard Price (“The Wire”).

Starring John Turturro (“O Brother, Where Art Thou?”) and Riz Ahmed (“Nightcrawler”), the show delves into the intricacies of a complex New York City murder case with cultural and political overtones. The story examines the police investigation, the legal proceedings, the criminal justice system and Rikers Island, where the accused await trial.