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Numbers Are Down for ‘Six Feet Under’ Premiere

Jun 8, 2005  •  Post A Comment

The season premiere of HBO’s “Six Feet Under” drew 2.6 million viewers Monday, down from 3.7 million for its premiere last year, according to Nielsen Media Research figures. Last year “Six Feet Under” premiered on Sundays, traditionally HBO’s night for original series.

On Sunday, the season premiere of “Entourage” drew 1.6 million viewers, down from 1.9 million when it followed original episodes of “Six Feet Under.” The new series “The Comeback” premiered with 1.5 million viewers.

An HBO spokesperson noted that HBO’s series run several times per week and that the ratings for the premiere broadcasts of its shows represent only about 50 percent of their total viewership.