'True Blood' Draws 4.5M in Sixth Season Premiere

HBO Vampire Drama Down 13% from Season-Five Opener

The sixth season premiere of HBO's True Blood on Sunday at 9 p.m. drew 4.5 million viewers, shedding 13% from its season five premiere and down 11% from its last season finale in August 2012.

Across its two airings -- which were up against Gme 5 of the NBA Finals on ABC -- 5.6 million total viewers tuned in the premiere. HBO also aired its special #TrueBlood: Live from the Set, which featured the cast answering questions live from the show's set and garnered 2.3 million viewers.