‘True Blood’ Sucks Up 4 Million Viewers With Final Season Premiere

However, Sunday’s debut of the HBO vampy drama doesn’t live up to its Season 6 opener

Last Updated: July 16, 2014 @ 4:30 PM

“True Blood” is still pumping as it heads off into the sunset.

The Season 7 premiere of HBO’s vampy drama on Sunday night drew 4 million total viewers with its initial 9 p.m. airing, and grossed 5.8 million total viewers across four airings.

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That’s good news and bad news for the series, which is ending its run after this season. The Season 6 premiere bit off 4.5 million total viewers with its initial airing, half a million more than Sunday’s season bow.

However, the 5.8 million gross viewers was a slight uptick over the 5.6 million that last season’s premiere grabbed over multiple airings.

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Sunday night’s “True Blood” grabbed another million viewers with a second airing at 10 p.m., 498,000 with its 11:30 p.m. airing and 262,000 with a 1 a.m. airing.


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