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New HBO Comedy ‘Girls’ Off To Decent Start

For what it is — a low-key ensemble comedy with no stars in it, HBO’s new comedy Girls did respectable business in its premiere last night. It drew 872,000 viewers, holding onto 79% of its lead-in, the season finale of Eastbound & Down (1.1 million). Girls‘ debut viewership was slightly higher than that of the last HBO comedy to launch in the time slot, the Ricky Gervais starrer Life Is Too Short, which opened with 810,000 in February despite a stronger lead-in, the season opener of Eastbound & Down (1.
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