Big Premiere for New HBO Drama Series THR

Sunday night's debut of a new HBO drama series gave the pay-cable network its biggest audience for a premiere since “Boardwalk Empire” bowed in 2010. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the new show “True Detective” delivered 2.3 million viewers for its first telecast and drew 3.3 million for the night.

The show stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as homicide detectives hunting for a serial killer in Louisiana.

“Girls,” meanwhile, returned to the HBO lineup Sunday with a series-high 1.1 million viewers, representing a 28% increase from its second-season premiere, the story adds.

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