HBO Draws 2.4 Million For `Blood’ Finale


More than 2 million viewers sampled the Nov. 23 finale of HBO’s vampire-tinged True Blood drama series.
The series, based on Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels with Anna Paquin in that role, averaged 2.4 million viewers in its finale, nearly double the 1.4 million viewers for the show’s Sept. 7 premiere, according to the network. Overall the series, which also stars, which also stars as Stephen Moyer as Sookie’s vampire love interest Bill Compton, sucked up an average of 2.2 million viewers during its 13-episosde run.

HBO is hoping the cume showings of the finale will exceed the 7 million viewers the show is averaging thus far.

HBO has already ramped up production for True Blood’s sophomore season.