So after all the online viral marketing, the YouTube clips, the websites and the fan forums, True Blood finally made it’s debut on HBO to a relatively acceptable number.
The vampiric drama received 1.4 million viewers in its initial Sunday broadcast, with a further 700,000 tuning in at the 10.30 rebroadcast – a total of 2.1 million. Now, although the figures might not seem too good, it’s actually a fairly reasonable number of viewers, especially since it’s debuting against NBC’s Sunday Night Football that pulls in around 18.5 million viewers.
So far it looks like it’s a good start to the series about vampires integrating in society and no doubt the figures will continue to rise over the coming months. Let’s hope that all the pre-show hoopla was worth it as it looks like it’s well made and features enough drama to keep it ticking over happily for a while. Did any of you catch it and what did you think?