‘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.