HBO’s "True Blood" has outpaced the pay-cabler’s other big hit, the mob drama "The Sopranos," when it comes to first-season DVD sales, reports the New York Post.
The vampire drama has sold 1.3 million DVDs of its first season, about 37% more than the 943,000 DVDs sold for "The Sopranos" first season. It’s also about triple the sales for first-season DVDs of "Sex and the City," which has sold 426,000 copies, the story says.
"True Blood" is nearing "The Sopranos" in terms of audience, with an average of 13.2 million viewers compared with 14.2 million for "The Sopranos," the story points out. HBO is planning on introducing a comic book based on the vampire series, it adds.
Separately, Joe Manganiello has been upped to a regular for the show’s fourth season, meaning viewers will get to see more of him as the alpha werewolf Alcide Herveaux, reports Deadline.com.