Fans Drink Up HBO’s True Blood

November 21, 2008 by  

USATODAY.Com Article “Fans Drink Up HBO’s True Blood”: USA TODAY.Com has a new article featuring a new picture of Stephen Moyer as Bill Compton with Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse. The article talks about what True Blood is all about and how much the fans really love the show. As well as the high success of Charlaine Harris’s True Blood Book Series as seven of her books are on their USA TODAY’s 150 Best-Selling Books list.


True Blood is generating some true — and badly needed — success for HBO.

Alan Ball’s vampire drama, adapted from the Sookie Stackhouse book series by Charlaine Harris, has steadily gained momentum on the pay-cable service. Viewership for Sunday premiere episodes, now at 2.7 million, has nearly doubled since the show’s debut Sept. 7. All told, 6.8 million are watching each episode each week.

Seven of the Harris titles are on USA TODAY’s 150 Best-Selling Books list. And though still far from the heights achieved by The Sopranos and Sex and the City, Blood has eclipsed a string of recent HBO failures, along with the once more-popular Entourage. Both end their seasons Sunday (9 and 10 p.m. ET/PT).

“It’s an old-fashioned Saturday-matinee-movie kind of serial,” says Ball, who tackled death, if not the undead, in the network’s Six Feet Under. “People are having fun in this world.”