“The Leftovers” were a little lukewarm for HBO on Sunday.
The series premiere for the Damon Lindelof drama, which follows the fallout from a Rapture-like event, had 1.8 million total viewers with its 10 p.m. premiere.
The numbers, while solid, fell short of the 2.3 million total viewers that the “True Detective” series premiere drew earlier this year — though, in fairness, the “True Detective” debut was the highest-rated premiere for HBO since the 2010 launch of “Boardwalk Empire.”
Over two viewings, “The Leftovers” premiere had 2.1 million total viewers.
The “Leftovers” premiere was preceded by the second episode of the season for “True Blood,” which drew 3.1 million total viewers with its initial 9 p.m. airing and 3.5 million overall for the night.