HBO Carnivale Finale Nets Decent Ratings

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The Nov. 30 finale of Home Box Office's dark miniseries, Carnivale, drew a modest 7.4 rating, according to Nielsen Media Research.

The season-ending performance of the 12-episode series -- chronicling a 1930s Dust Bowl-era traveling carnival troupe and the forces of good and evil -- was well below the series' Sept. 14 premiere rating of 10.6. The finale, though, did match the average 7.4 rating for the series, HBO executives said.