Home Box Office's Sex and the City delivered record ratings for its summertime
curtain call Sunday night.
Sex grabbed a stellar 15.8 rating with 7.7 million viewers Sept. 14 for
the summer finale of its sixth and final season, good enough to rank as its
Sex returns in early 2004 with a miniseason to conclude the
Also Sunday night, HBO introduced its two newest originals.
Dark drama Carnivale opened with a strong 10.6 rating and 5.3 million
It was the most-watched premiere of any HBO original, edging out hit Six Feet Under by about 300,000 viewers.
About one-half of Carnivale viewers stayed around for the debut of
reality-fiction hybrid K Street, produced by actor George Clooney and
director Steven Steven Soderbergh.
The show -- about a fictional Washington, D.C., lobbying firm -- posted a 6.7 rating
and 3 million viewers.
HBO ratings are based on the pay service's universe, which the pay network said totals
about 38 million HBO and Cinemax subscribers.