The return of HBO’s True Blood for its fourth season proved its worth in the ratings.
Sunday’s Season 4 premiere matched the supernatural series’ series high in the ratings, drawing 5.4 million viewers at 9 p.m. Compared to last year’s season launch, which lured 5.1 million, True Blood improved 6 percent.
The season premiere is on par with the Season 3 closer last September, when Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) was seen disappearing into fairyland.
An 11 p.m. encore of the Season 4 opener added 1 million more viewers for a cume of 6.4 million on premiere night.