Sunday Cable Ratings: 'True Blood' Finale Down 17%'Breaking Bad' Down 19% from Last Week's Record-High; 'Low Winter Sun' Sets 8/20/2013 2:11 PM Eastern
HBO ended the sixth season of vampire drama True Blood on Sunday, drawing 4.14 million viewers at 9 p.m., down 17% from last summer's finale.
The 4.14 million was also down 8% from the season's premiere in June. Across two plays, True Blood averaged over 5 million viewers. The show was already renewed for a seventh season to air next summer. Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom increased 4% from last week to 1.89 million viewers.
On AMC, Breaking Bad was the top show on cable with 4.78 million viewers in its second episode back of its final eight-installment run, down 19% from last week's record high. The Breaking Bad after show Talking Bad drew 1.03 million viewers, down 13%.
Low Winter Sun lost 41% from last week's premiere to fall to 1.47 million viewers.