‘True Detective’ Ends Season With Ratings High

'True Detective' Ends Season With Ratings High


HBO drama scores highest total viewership to date

The maiden season of HBO's drama “True Detective” went out on a high Sunday night, drawing a record 3.5 million total viewers.

The 3.5 million total viewers for the 9 p.m. broadcast represents a growth of more than 50 percent over the series’ premiere, which drew 2.3 million total viewers.

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Across three airings, the “True Detective” finale amassed 4.9 million total viewers, also a high for the series, which starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrison in its first season.

The series has enjoyed a gross audience of 11 million total viewers, making it HBO's most-watched freshman show since “Six Feet Under,” which had an average gross of 11.4 million in 2001.