True Blood Final Season Premiere Tops Season 6

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The True Blood season 7 premiere saw an increase in overall viewers versus season 6’s opener, according to an HBO press release.

The season premiere of the final season of TRUE BLOOD tallied a gross audience of 5.8 million viewers Sunday night across its four plays, up 3% from last season’s debut night (5.6 million viewers).  At 9:00PM, viewership averaged 4 million viewers with another 1 million, 498,000 and 262,000 added at 10:00PM11:30PM and 1:00AM, respectively.  Last season, TRUE BLOOD had an average gross audience of 10.7 million viewers.

The show isn’t breaking ratings records a la Game of Thrones, but viewership remains steady with Sunday viewings averaging around 5.6 million from seasons 2-6. (Although we were avidly reporting on the series even before season 1, the rest of the world hadn’t been bitten yet so viewership averaged closer to 2.5 million during True Blood‘s freshman year.)

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  1. Rina

    June 24, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    So I guess even without a single glimpse of Eric Northman in the first episode, True Blood still made good ratings. So much for all those threats and hysterics at the end of last season. Go True Blood!

  2. Ryan Hall

    June 24, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    Really really hoping we don’t have a search for Eric for 9 episodes, then finally a few minutes with him in the finale.. that would break my heart lol

    • Mel

      June 24, 2014 at 11:45 pm

      Fear not! 🙂

  3. andrea

    June 25, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    A lot of people are watching because :
    – It’s the finale season
    – It’s back where it started in Bontemps
    – There will be a real closure, no open ends
    – The book readers want to erase CH’s ending from their memory

    And last but not least :
    Alexander Skarsgard is going to show up … eventually !

    • Liz

      June 25, 2014 at 12:16 pm

      As fans and supporters of Charlaine Harris’ work, and according to our rules of the house, remarks like “The book readers want to erase CH’s ending from their memory” are not welcome here. Plus, we loved the way she ended the books and knew that Sookie’s story would end that way, so please don’t generalize your dislike. Next time we will edit your comments so this is your only warning.