'True Blood' Season 4 Premiere Scores Second Highest Rating Ever
'True Blood' Season 4 Premiere Scores Second Highest Rating Ever
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Sunday's fourth season premiere of HBO's True Blood was a big one, and the ratings reflect that. The episode pulled in 5.42 million viewers, narrowly missing out on the show's all-time high of 5.44 million.

True Blood is available on Amazon Prime.

However, that came in the penultimate episode of last season, which means True Blood's season 4 premiere was the best start to a season yet. Last year's season premiere brought in 5.1 million viewers.

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True Blood kicked off season 4 by blasting into the future as Sookie lost a year of her life, putting everyone else in very different situations. Jason is now a real cop, Tara is a lesbian cage fighter, Lafayette is in a coven raising the dead, and in the biggest twist, Bill is now the vampire king of Louisiana.

What's next? In the second episode of the season, the coven continues to grow in strength, trying to raise a dead body, which Bill and Eric will do everything to prevent. Meanwhile Jason gets a little tied up by the Hotshot werepanthers and fans get the answer to one of the biggest cliffhangers left unresolved: what happened between Bill and Sophie-Anne after the season 3 finale?

True Blood airs Sundays at 9pm on HBO.

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