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.
Last night’s second episode of Game of Thrones‘ second season drew 3.8 million viewers at 9 PM, retaining virtually all of the viewership for the HBO fantasy series’ second season premiere (3.9 million viewers), which was a series h... Read Post
Critics evidently love "Girls" more than viewers do. HBO's new comedy got off to a slow start in the ratings Sunday night, despite some brilliant reviews. An average of 872,000 total viewers tuned in to the 10:30 p.m. premiere, with... Read Post
The debut of HBO’s latest comedy series, the Julia Louis-Dreyfus starrer Veep, drew 1.4 million viewers at 10 PM on Sunday. That was up 8% from the season premiere in the slot of Eastbound & Down, which followed the modestly rated L... Read Post