Are some vampire fans admirers of Larry David's awkward misanthropy? That appears to be the case.
Presumably bolstered by fans of lead-in True Blood, the eight-season premiere of Curb Your Enthusiasm was the most-watched installment in seven years.
The July 10 showing of David's Curb Your Enthusiasm 10 p.m. averaged 1.7 million viewers, according to Nielsen data. That was the comedy's top delivery since March 2004, according to HBO officials, and represented a 53% uptick from the show's seventh-season bow.
Moreover, another 394,000 watched the encore of the episode, entitled "The Divorce," from the Seinfeld co-creator Monday at midnight.
For its part, True Blood's latest episode, "If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'?" delivered 6.1 million viewers on Sunday night, with 5 million tuning in for the 9 p.m. premiere and an additional 1.1 million at 11 p.m.