'Newsroom' Hits High in Third Episode
Aaron Sorkin drama pulls in 100,000 more viewers than premiere
By Tim Baysinger -- Broadcasting & Cable, 7/10/2012 1:28:37 PM
After debuting to 2.1 million viewers on June 24, The Newsroom fell to a 1.7 million viewers in week two -- one day before HBO renewed the series for a second season.
Despite a mixed-bag of reviews from TV critics, Newsroom -- the first series Sorkin has penned since the failed Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip -- was the network's third-best series launch for HBO since 2008, behind Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones.
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