The HBO original movie The Normal Heart garnered "just under 1 million" viewers, per the network, in its initial airing Sunday at 9PM. A second airing earned 434,000 viewers for a total of 1.4 million viewers across two airings.
The Normal Heart underperformed last year's Memorial Day Sunday original movie, Behind the Candelabra, which scored 2.35 million viewers. However, The Normal Heart still ranked fifth in total viewers out of the seventeen original films that HBO has premiered since 2010.
Tomorrow we will post more recise numbers, including demographics, for The Normal Heart.