True Blood Taking a Bite out of Ratings!

August 21, 2009 by  

I’m addicted to “True Blood.” This show has captivated me and has me hooked. I’m about as addicted to this show as Bill is to Sookie — And it seems I’m not the only one. “True Blood” scored 4.46 million viewers checking in on average for the 9 p.m. airing on Sunday night. That’s up from last week’s 4.43 big-blog-template-true-blood-castmillion by about 100,00 more people!

With approximately 11.4 million viewers per episode,”True Blood” continues to dominate the airwaves. Its HBO‘s most watched show since the “Sopranos!” That’s saying a lot.  In comparison,”Entourage” and “Hung” are averaging  2.8 million. Wow, not that impressive when you compare it to “True Blood‘s numbers is it? states that True Blood scored a 2.3/6 (rating/share) with adults 18-49 (same as last week) and was the #12 most-watched program in primetime for the week in the 18-49 demographic.  That would make it ranked 9th most watched show compared to basic cable.  However, this is an unfair comparison since HBO is in a much smaller percent of households at 25%, while basic cable is available in 75% of households.  Taking those numbers in to account, it actually puts True Blood on par with broadcast TV.

So,why is “True Blood” so successful? Is it because of the show’s characters? Creator Alan Ball? What’s causing this  frenzy that’s making myself and others go crazy after having to wait one week for the new episode and balancing on the edge of sanity wanting to know whats to happen next?

All I can suggest is that you watch it. Maybe you will become addicted to “True Blood” and maybe you’ll find yourself roaming the nights like a crazed vampire wanting more and more, anticipating every episode in agony over what’s to happen next. Or maybe this show might be too much to handle. The choice is yours.

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