'True Blood' Season Finale Bites Off 5.2 Million Viewers


HBO scored a ratings triple play with three Sunday night series finales.

The fourth season finale of its vampire-themed series True Blood drew 5.2 million viewers in its 9 p.m. premiere, and another 1.1 million viewers tuning into the 11:15 p.m. repeat. Overall, True Blood averaged 12.6 million viewers per episode during its fourth season when linear plays, HBO On Demand and DVR views are factored in, according to the network.

Following True Blood, HBO's comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm drew 2 million viewers during its 10 p.m. series finale airing, its best series finale performance since 2004, said network officials. The Larry David starrer averaged a gross audience of 5.7 million viewers per episode during its season run.

The series finale of Entourage averaged 2.6 million viewers at 10:30 p.m. The show, about five friends making it big in Hollywood, averaged a gross audience of 7 million viewers per episode for its eighth and final season, said the network.