HBO Extends ‘Boardwalk Empire' for Fourth Season

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HBO has ordered a fourth season of its prohibition-era drama Boardwalk Empire.

The series recent third season premiere drew 2.9 million viewers on Sept. 16, which has grown to 7.2 million viewers with additional telecasts and DVR playback, as well on-demand and HBO Go delivery.  Last season, Boardwalk averaged 8.6 million viewers an episode across all plays.

Boardwalk has also received critical and awards recognition, and earned 12 Primetime Emmy nominations in 2012, though, Tim Van Patten's directing awardn was its only win in the major categories.