Curb Your Enthusiasm scored a ratings surge even Larry David would have trouble complaining about. The series, which enjoyed a seven-year high for its July 12 season premiere and climbed an additional 17 percent the following week, jumped another 24 percent for Sunday’s episode, HBO said Tuesday.
Sunday’s episode grabbed an accumulated 2.9 million viewers between its two airings, with the 10 p.m. broadcast scooping up 2.4 million viewers, and a midnight re-airing taking in an additional 554,000 viewers.
Meanwhile, the cable outlet’s flesh-friendly vampire drama True Blood experienced a high for its fourth season, which premiered June 26, with 6.6 million total viewers tuning in between the episode’s 9 p.m. airing (which grabbed 5.3 million total viewers) and its 11 p.m. re-broadcast (which scooped up an additional 1.3 million viewers). Last Sunday’s episode garnered a total of 6.2 million total viewers.
The 10:30 p.m. premiere of Entourage on the same night averaged 2.5 million, up a modest 1% from the last year’s starter, while an additional 707,000 tuned in the midnight encore. The show is yet to hit it’s stride, though and the coming week’s numbers should tell us more.
Regardless of the Nielsen numbers, HBO is dominating Sunday nights with three well-loved programs in a row hitting the airwaves each week. Tune in this weekend for more of the same!