'True Blood' ratings: Fangtastic!

True_blood_l The ratings for True Blood‘s second season premiere on Sunday are in — and they don’t suck.

According to HBO, the bloody good episode averaged 3.7 million viewers, making it the pay cabler’s most watched original program since the series finale of The Sopranos two years ago. What’s more, the opener was up a staggering 157 percent over the season 1 premiere, and 51 percent over last November’s season finale.

Those are numbers you can really sink your teeth into, right?

Sick of all my vampire puns? Bite me.

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  • Adam

    I’m so impressed by the increase between the series premiere and now. And it deserves it too. Amazing show, one of the best of TV Today.
    http://tvdonewright.com/2009/06/16/ratings-report-true-blood-season-premiere-hits-ratings-high/

  • MLJ16

    WOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOO I LOVE TRUE BLOOD!

  • Mel

    Nice job, show! I’m particularly impressed with the huge increase from the season 1 finale to the season 2 premiere. Looks like the buzz between seasons paid off!
    http://true-blood.net

  • jenn

    If you guys love True Blood go to Kristin’s poll over on Eonline and vote so it doesn’t lose to Supernatural! http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/watch_with_kristin/b128849_tater_tops_2009_whats_best_genre_show.html

  • jay

    A great first episode with a bonus of a short peak of Anna Paquins’ great body!

  • Chele Belle

    Great episode with the bonus being seeing Eric in a dye cape with highlighting foil on his hair…before devouring a redneck.

  • Jessica

    I could never get sick of vamp puns :D

  • Heather

    This is great. I do not think that this show gets enough credit, and it is amazing. Great acting, great plots, great chemistry, great sex, and hot guys. Plus all the blood you could want.

  • Antonio

    Sookie Sookie Sookieeey!!!!

  • stella

    I am very happy with this news! I bought the Season One DVD set to see what all the buzz was about. I loved it! I love Sookie, Bill, Tara, Sam and everyone else in Bon Temps.
    Anyone else really, really like Sam (not necessarily with Sookie, but just in general)?
    I don’t get HBO but look forward to Season 2 on DVD (which I know is a long time from now). In the meantime, it’s fun to read the re-caps.

  • Melanie

    Hopefully this will mean many more seasons to come! With 9 books in the series so far, there’s plenty of material to cover!

  • Matt McW

    Ahh True Blood. I discovered the show about a month ago and I devoured it. I finished watching season 1 in two days, and Season 2 has been great so far.

  • uhj

    HBO was free last weekend in many places (are those viewers counted?). The show is the hottest on TV: http://www.actressscene.com/search/label/Anna%20Paquin

  • ossie

    I was hoping for good numbers, it’s a good show with a diverse cast. Something you can’t find on regular tv anymore! Now, if HBO could find some new writers for Entourage…

  • Bill

    Word of mouth is powerful stuff! This guarantees a season renewal, then. I was worried after year one weren’t stellar. I wish there was more to watch in the summer… this and SYTYCD are about it.

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