HBO’s Hung Premiere Delivers 2.8 Million Viewers, True Blood Averages 3.7 Million
The series premiere of HBO’s Hung delivered 2.8 million viewers in its 10 p.m. timeslot Sunday. When its midnight replay is added, the series drew 3.7 million viewers its first night. That makes Hung, a drama about a down-on-his-luck high school coach who becomes a gigolo, the highest rated HBO series premiere since John From Cincinnati, which premiered in June 2007 after The Sopranos series finale.
Sunday’s installment of True Blood was the series’ best, bringing in 3.7 million viewers in its 9 p.m. timeslot
via Broadcasting & Cable.
Edit by Seidman: And we all know how it worked out for John in Cincinnati! Though John’s premiere had something that Hung did not: the series finale of The Sopranos as a lead-in. I watched Hung and liked it but didn’t love it, but will give it at least another episode or two before deciding whether or not to stick with it.