HBO’s 'True Detective' Draws 2.3 Million Viewers In Debut

‘Girls’ earns series-high premiere 1.1 million viewers
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HBO’s drama series True Detective garnered 2.3 million viewers in its Sunday night debut.

True Detective, which stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as Louisiana detectives investigating a grisly murder, drew the biggest audience for a network premiere since 2010 when Boardwalk Empire averaged 4.8 million viewers. An additional replay of True Detective added another 1 million viewers, said network officials.

Saturday’s third season premiere of Girls hit a series premiere high with 1.1 million viewers, up 28% above last year's season two debut and 27% above the series debut in 2012. With the replay, the premiere tallied 1.6 million viewers. A second Girls episode of the season drew 881,000 viewers and gathered 1.2 million viewers for the night, said network officials.

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