Solid Ratings For True Blood Debut In UK
October 9, 2009 by Janie Logan
On Wednesday night, True Blood began airing on the UK’s Channel 4. Stephen Moyer, the British actor who plays vampire Bill Compton, had been doing lots of promotional interviews in London beforehand, and it looks like it paid off! Early figures indicate that about 1.6 million tuned in for the first episode, “Strange Love.” That’s a respectable audience, comprising a little over 10% of the viewership for the 10pm timeslot, against BBC and the other networks. Back in July, the show had premiered on FX in the UK with 292,000 people watching, so this is definitely an improvement. Hopefully, as the weeks progress, the numbers will grow as more people tune in to see what True Blood is all about!
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