‘True Blood’ Series Finale Draws Season Ratings High; ‘Leftovers’ Hits Series High

Four million viewers tune in for vampy drama’s swan song


HBO’s vampire drama “True Blood” ended with a ratings bang for its series finale Sunday night hitting a season high and performing on par with last season’s finale.

The “True Blood” finale at 9 p.m. sucked up 4 million total viewers, a season best and off marginally from last season’s finale, which had 4.1 million total viewers.

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Factoring a second airing at 11:30, the “True Blood” finale amassed 4.5 million total viewers.

HBO’s freshman drama “The Leftovers” also hit a ratings milestone on Sunday, hitting a series high of 1.9 million total viewers with its 10 p.m. viewing, and 2.1 million with a second airing factored in.

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On HBO’s sister channel Cinemax, the freshman drama “The Knick” had 407,000 total viewers with the initial 10 p.m. airing of its third episode Friday night. With two replays taken into account, the series drew a gross audience of 754,000 total viewers, a 15 percent increase over its premiere night.