True Blood Season 7 Premiere: The Ratings Are In!
June 24, 2014 by Rachel Tsoumbakos
HBO’s Vampire Show Still Pulls in Plenty of Viewers:
HBO might want to reconsider dropping their vampire stalwart, True Blood after it’s premiere of Season 7 still managed to pull in plenty of fans. While the premiere of True Blood Season 7 saw a slight drop in initial viewers, 4 million fans isn’t too shabby either – and it still makes it the number two rating show on HBO’s line up for 2014.
This initial head count was down on the True Blood Season 6 premiere (4.5 million trubies tuned in for that event), the final figures were actually better than last year’s premiere. Once Episode 1 (entitled Jesus Gonna Be Here) had aired its total of four times on premiere night, 5.8 million viewers had tuned in – and that’s just in the US! This bought in the total amount of viewers at just slightly higher than last year (5.6 million gross viewers).
So, all in all, True Blood can still bring in the fans as well as improve on it’s stats. It will be very interesting to see if this trend continues into the remainder of True Blood Season 7, or whether it was just a once off spike.
As well as being a premiere event hit, True Blood also wowed the Twitterverse. According to Nielsen’s statistics, True Blood had a total of 106,000 unique tweets in relation to Episode 1. This puts it at number 7 on the its Top Ten list of Series and Specials.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you think True Blood will consistently rate in Season 7? Let us know your comments below!
Sources: USA Today – Nielsens: World Cup sets record, ‘True Blood’ drops
Nielsen Social – NIELSEN TWITTER TV RATINGS (6/16 – 6/22) Weekly Top Ten Series and Specials
The Wrap – ‘True Blood’ Sucks Up 4 Million Viewers With Final Season Premiere
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