Note that the total number (2.34 million) is for two airings that are also broken out separately below.
via press release:
™ RETURNS TO ITS HIGHEST RATED PREMIERE EVER
With Over 2.3 Million Viewers,Delivers SHOWTIME's Best Season Premiere In 15 Years
Last Night's Fifth Season Premiere Up Double Digits Vs. Season Four
- 's fifth season debut marked the series' highest rated premiere ever and the best season premiere for a SHOWTIME original series in 15 years.
- With 2.34 million viewers, attracted the largest season premiere night audience in series history.
- The fifth season premiere ranks as the top telecast for the network in 2010.
9:01p 1.77 MM viewers (+16% vs. last year’s premiere 1.52MM)
11:00p 575K viewers
Total 2.34 MM viewers (+22% vs. last year’s premiere night 1.92MM)