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True Blood Ratings Up 38%

True Blood Ratings Up 38%

Suck it!

Sunday’s premiere of HBO’s True Blood pulled in a whopping 5.1 million viewers.

That’s up 38% from last season’s premiere!

The 11PM re-run sucked in another 1.3 million viewers, totaling 6.4 million. (The series’ all-time high was 6.6 million.)

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WHAT DID YOU THINK of True Blood‘s season premiere??

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74 Comments

# 1

Suck it!
Who?
Twilight?!?
:D

# 2

True blood is the ****!! it’s amazing.
Twilight got nothing on it. it’s just a crap.

# 3
true blood @ 06/15/2010 at 11:56 am

Yay! :-)

# 4

Awesome! I have a feeling the TRUE number of people watching was MUCH higher, though!

# 5
Iffy Miffy @ 06/15/2010 at 12:00 pm

I wouldn’t mind sucking it, especially when it comes to the lovely Ryan there …
~
Ahem. Mind out of the gutter … which is hard when it comes to TB .. so to speak … great première! Really started with a bang!

# 6
can't fake it @ 06/15/2010 at 12:00 pm

I tried to act cool likes its just a tv show but I had to admit I got caught into the hype and was giddy as he$$!

# 7

It was amazing! Skarsgard naked… I’m still drooling.
Twilight has nothing on True Blood!

# 8

Given it was the season opener and they were just setting things up it was pretty good. However, knowing TB, they are saving the best for the middle of the season. I must say, seeing Eric naked was awesome. I can’t wait for the next episode!

# 9

That show is hot!!! The bit when Sookie walked in Eric is priceless. Lmao

True Blood is the sh*t!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah!! You gotta LOVE smart & sexy shows! :)

TB was great ! Loved it! I am looking forward to see how the season unfolds.

The premiere was well worth the wait! Hats off to Alan Ball, the writers and the whole cast and crew! I laughed (Andy & Jason), sighed (Eric’s basement hobby) and had an OMG (Sam’s dream), When it ended I felt like “hold on tight, it’s gonna be one hell of a ride.” Best line of the night had to be “Conscience off. D i c k on. And everything’s gonna be alright.”

True Blood vampires don’t sparkle. And they eat sparkling vampires for breakfast.
That’s all I’m gonna say.

I watched it illegally online and I’m sure a couple million others did, too. If HBO were cheaper, or my cable company didn’t charge $10K for the package that contains the channel, the number of people actually watching the show each week would be much higher. Hear that, cable companies??

I LOVE this show!!! They don’t even count the ppl who are watching on the internet…. this show has so many viewers!

If HBO was smart it was market TB online like Itunes, that way they can make some of the revenue and get a better idea of the customer base. Whatever, TB fans are smart enough to watch their show.

Loving that pic of Ryan. We need some Lafayette too please JJ.

All I want to say is……LOVE, Love, LOve, TRUE BLOOD and the entire cast! My Favorite show ever!

Yay! A pic of someone other than Alexander Skarsgard in a post about True Blood! I KNEW you could do it, Jared! lol

I love the sexy Swedish dude, but sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. Particularly since posts featuring AS always end up being about his relationship with the unmentionable blonde – and as we all established at the True Blood premiere she has nothing to do with True Blood. So i’m sorry for even mentioning it here now – dammit, see how easy it is to fall into that trap? Her publicist is just that good at getting her into peoples’ minds!

Truly, bloody fantastic news about the ratings increase – let’s all do our bit to help keep this show alive! Or undead – however you choose to see it haha

I’m surprised this show is so popular. It’s practically porn.

Ryan is hot, and FINALLY showcasing someone besides Skarsgard! There are some great actors on that show.

Also found Alex Skarsgard as Eric acting to be forced and chessy esp the phone scene that dude can’t act…………but the rest of the show was great……

Absolutely love trueblood 1st episode…….can’t wait for Sunday to roll around again that show is addicting…….BTW poor Arlene but I do like her more from the show than in the books the show Arlene we can feel sorry for her lol…Tara…just hope she gets better…

LOVEDIT!! @ 06/15/2010 at 4:02 pm

Loved it SOOO much!!!! More Eric and Pam please, less Tara.

evathediva @ 06/15/2010 at 4:24 pm

I think they were all good, it was well worth the wait. Eric made me completely forget the douche ASkars. He was just that good. I was well entertained. Tara was a little bit over the top, but hey True Blood is all over the top on and off ..LOL

like that @ 06/15/2010 at 5:05 pm

@J:

Enough said

Pam, Pam, Pam, Pam!

Liked everyone except Tara. I simply can’t warm up to that character in any way. Grating, irritating, loud, and extremely cliched.

Love the show but I would also love this show to be translated to the big screen like the other HBO show Sex and the City…..great way to keep the actors on board when their 4 year contract is over which is nexy year…..what do other people think about TB made into movies???…hey I think they would be a success..we all know that Alan Ball is an Oscar winning dirctor for a movie and he would do well to translate TB into movies……..I wonder if he has given it some thought esp after Sex and the City movies were a success at the box office….

@ Pixie
I agree I would love TRUEBLOOD to be made into movies they would handsdown blow TWILIGHT out of the water ……….TB movies would be a success can you imagine the money those TB movies would make……………………..

Marguerite @ 06/15/2010 at 6:01 pm

It’s always great to see a nice guy such as Ryan Kwanten!!!
Congrats to the cast and to ALAN BALL(who’s THE brain behind everything) !!!

@Pixie & Kate

The execs at HBO and Alan Ball had to have given it some thought into making Trueblood into movies perhaps for the future especially with the success of theSex and the City movies. Yes, IMO Trueblood movies would be as or more successful than those Twilight movies..I mean do any guys go to see that Twilight Tween movie lol , with Trueblood everyone watches it even dare I say people under 18……..

The season has gotten off to a good start but it’s my guess the best is yet to come. I’m highly anticipating the introduction of the Weres (Alicide in particular). Seeing the interaction between Eric and Alicide should be worth the wait. I agree justme, more Lafayette please! Thanks for the hot pic of Jason.

Don’t find ASkars attractive at all. The show was good in spite of him. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

evathediva @ 06/15/2010 at 7:46 pm

Pam and Lafayette, best team around. I loved the exchanges between those 2, “hooker” cracked me up and Pam’s response, I just hit the floor, she is so crazy. Yvetta looks like a skipper on and off the screen. I will be nice though…LOL

Does anyone have an opinion about the queen. Do you think she improved from last season?

@evathediva

I think Pam rocked it in that episode……she is gorgeous and talented ! As for queen Sophie Ann played by Evan R W…..A BIG IMPROVEMENT but is that really acting or did she really want to put Alex…. opps mean Eric in his place lol………..

@Libby
That is what is so great about the show if Alex is not your cup of tea there are soo many other hunks in the show to chose from. lol…..

@Libby
I agree with you that episode was not Alex’s best work. Did you happen to read the awful truth, there was a cast member that gave info under cover lol, as to how the cast really are….no surprise about Anna, they stated she always is about the show and her acting performance …Ryan …Steven the same…Sam they stated good guy….but when asked about Alex…it was implied he was having fun, with many people wink..wink…! Alex needs to stop banging everyone in sight…poor Kate….traveling to Sweden and going to those parties and start concentrating on his work and career….perhaps then,he would get a golden globe like Anna did for TB if he took his role more seriously like she does!!! The phone scene Alex did was way too forced…..

I loved it!!! I was sad when the episode ended! Can’t wait for my weekly dose of True Blood!!

Suck it twilight! Awesome beginning to season 3! Best line of the night: “conscience off, **** on” and of course the skarsgard ass shot! True Blood is the best!

evathediva @ 06/15/2010 at 9:47 pm

@Wow: I thought the same thing..LMAO…I bet she really squeezed his balls tight, and blamed it on method acting. LOL

@evathediva…..

LMAO…….I was thinking the exact same thing ….when she grabbed his junk…….this show and Alex’s behavior being a manwhore really cracks me up………do you think the wriiters did that on purpose?

@pixie- all the actors have signed 7 year contracts not 4 years. I have to wonder if Stephen Moyer and Askars will still look like they haven’t aged after 7 years on the show (Stephen would be 44 playing a vamp that’s supposed to look 30 years old). I for one, would love to see a True Blood movie though.

@evathediva: I THINK YOU LADIES ARE RIGHT ABOUT MISS ERW WANTING TO PUT MR. AS IN HIS PLACE. HE KINDA LOOKED A LITTLE SCARED THERE FOR A MOMENT. SAW HIM SWALLOWING A LITTLE HARD THERE A FEW TIMES. GOOD FOR HER. I LOVE ALEX BUT NOT BLINDED TO HIS GARBAGE WHICH IS KB AND ALL. CAN’T WAIT FOR EPISODE 3 WHEN MR. JOE MAKES HIS APPEARANCE. WHAT A TALL COOL DRINK OF WATER HE IS!!!! AND GOD KNOWS I’M DEHYDRATED. HA HA!!!!!

@sven
Where did you here that the actors signed 7-year contract last time I heard from trubloodnews.net after the first season it was only for
4 years esp since HBO did not know at the time if it was going to be a success??? Hey I am happy to hear it if it’s true……I think they should also have the show twice a year esp if they have a contract for 7 years….if not what are they going to do with an aging cast!!!

@evathediva

LMAO…..Can you imagine Alex’s face when he first read that scene he had to do with Evan with her grabbing his balls….can you imagine Evan’s face when she first read that scene …wicked smile…..karma is a biotch! BTH why did they feel the need to show full frontal and below nudity of Yvetta but with Alex they only show his behind…I thought he had no problems with nudity……

@IA: AS is one of the best actors on the show next to Stephen Moyer. A lot of people would agree.

Who cares who Alexander Skarsgard is dating? Hes a great actor and i saw nothing forced about the performance. Many reviewers in fact said he was the standout actor in the first three episodes. People that say his acting was bad have to be biased because they dont like his character. Stephen Moyer and Alexander S. are the two best actors out of the entire cast, and i think they are all good.

i was down in long beach today to watch them film some fangtasia scenes. and i got a pic with alexander skarsgard! pretty much the best day ever!

I love the pictures of Alex caressing Kate’s buttocks.

@AS

WTF …your comment is random, we are talking about TB …..it that you hans/jam lol BTW ….have you seen the bikini pics of Kate and Alex by the pool …yikes…chic as no ass and noo boobs…..Alex looks soo phewny lol Nice try you psycho Hans…………..

@49...ashley @ 06/15/2010 at 11:28 pm

AS and SM the best actors on True Blood!!!…..lol….you’ve got to be joking right???…..the most WOODEN for sure……Ryan Kwanten, Anna Paquin and the guy who plays Lafayette are by far the best actors on True Blood.

Mytwocents @ 06/15/2010 at 11:30 pm

@AS
Do you have anything to say about the Trueblood which this post is about , your comment is out of left field…..I think the overall concensus is tired of soley AS and his open relationship he has with Kate Bosworth lol…go to eonline and post your comment under the awful truth… better yet post that comment of yours in the past JJposts of AS & Kate otherwise your comment not really nessessary….lame!!!
We get there are probably PR people trolling around but stay away from TB posts…..

he's not all that.... @ 06/15/2010 at 11:34 pm

I have to say I was so disappointed seeing Eric’s naked butt…..so meh and
he’s not very attractive, the receding hair, the sunken eyes with the huge bags underneath and the boulbous nose….very overated!

Ryan Kwanten on the other hand….wow, very very hot!

@49..ashley#53

IMO ashley is delusional…Anna P recieved a Golden Globe for her role in the first season of trueblood……Anna ,Nelson, Ryan, Deborah and Kristen are the ones that can act…

@AS: Your post has stirred up some anger, but I get what you are trying to say. Most people don’t want to believe that Alex wants Kate and those pics definitely showed otherwise, then he takes her to Sweden, and then he brings her to the premiere. Obviously these are important to him, and some people can’t take it.

this dosent includethe people (me and a million other people) who watched in on the internet as they dont have hbo or dont live in usa

@True@AS
Does CuteChef have to post that link again of Kate and Lindsey again from a few years back when she was with James lol it is evident that the Hate for Kate Bosworth started before Alex dumbasses……the comments from then were negative and BTW hilarious. What you and AS/hans/jam do not get is that NO ONE likes Kate Bosworthless and they never will…can you get that!!!! Kate is a digusting backstabing loser, I don’t fu*kin care if she was banging AS or Brad Pitt, I dislike Kate for Kate………. now please take your pathetic bullsh*t somewhere else because your polluting this TB post with Kate B!

I was disappointed in it but hold high hopes for the rest of the season.

Anyway…What I wouldn’t give for Alex to caress my buttocks.

What a dissapointment Alexander Skarsgard naked behind was ..I mean he has no ass ..it is flat ..Brad Pitt in Troy now that was the type of behind I envisioned the Eric character to have, perhaps the front will compensate for the lack of behind he has lol.

@Ericfan

I agree but at least Ryan K the Jason character has a nice butt…….

I quess Alex inherited the flat butt syndrome from his father Stellan Skarsgard( ie naked butt scene in Mama Mia) lol, people are right he is not all that …in the butt department.. As to Steven Moyer I agree that he has his moments of not acting well but so has many others including AS but in this first episode I thought Steven acted well….LMAO with that scene of his with Sam for a minute…I thought they were really into eachother and no way did I think it was a dream sequence…..come on people he can act ….Kristin and Nelson exchange lovin it…….Am I the only one who gets the hibby gibbies (scared as heck) with the Magistrar….casting sure knows how to pick them..can’t wait for Sunday again!!!

I quess TB Sookie will not get to grab onto naked plump butt cheeks when making out with TB Eric sigh AS has no butt, kind of on the flat side……it was Sookie’s favorite body part lets hope TB Eric has a Gracious Plenty..lol Book fans you know what I am talking about….

OVER_AND_OUT @ 06/16/2010 at 4:01 am

@True:

http://justjared.buzznet.com/2006/10/19/kate-bosworth-james-rousseau-2/

No one really cares anymore if he’s with KB. It’s a foregone conclusion that birds of a feather flock together. AS must share quite a lot of traits with KB that’s why he’s obviously with her. Therefore if would be hypocritical to dislike KB’s for her qualities without thinking the same of him. If he chooses never to publicly acknowledge her, walk down the red carpet with her or take pictures with her , that’s their business. Odd, but whatever. If KB truly went to support him at the TB premiere she could have chosen to quietly slip inside instead of posing like it was HER premiere.

KB has been persona non grata for many years on JJ, way before AS , most of the comments for her posts have been negative. The recent famewh*ring must have been so detrimental to him that he has imposed a blackout on her famewh*ring. Until recently she has had 8-10 posts a month on here of her doing…nothing.

BTW, before the comebacks that he doesn’t read these blogs…BS for one and they have people whose job it is to see what the public is saying good or bad about the talent. They don’t contact the Psychics Friends Network , do they?

@Over and out
Read the link you provided…LMAO at the first replie under that post from Canadian Chick….I am a believer now that Kate was disliked before AS was in the picture….that link had negative replies at Kate at a time she was with James R …FYI James not that hot. I quess people just don’t like Kate!!
@AS : your lame bringing up KateB….also, who says buttocks anymore lol ??? What are in your 80′s you sound like my grama or grampa!!!

@Pam

The magistar does creep me out ……he is so menacing to vamps and humans alike …..he going to have to adapt to mainstreming right?
For Sookie sake hopefully a stake accidentally fall into his chest. lol BTW does anyone know if Sophie Ann’s in the book’s child Andre will be in the show and any idea who they will cast..he another creepy one?

@OVER_AND_OUT:

ROFL! We should post this in every thread in which KB is mentioned. Also, if the TB thing Teddy mentioned is true, that’s awesome! I mean, do you you really peg KB as being worthy of being formally paired up with? Or being “faithful” to? Nope. If you hit that, I guess you hit anything, and everything. I question his judgment a lot less if he indeed has some fun in the set. I wonder if that’s why she went there when she did, to try and mark her territory? I mean, we know it was no coincidence that she went there on the day of the recent EW interviews.
But back to the point: Is she worth being a “girlfriend”? Leo DiCaprio certainly didn’t think so. He was the smart one, you bang that type of chick, but you don’t date them.

http://anythinghollywood.com/2008/11/leonardo-dicaprio-and-kate-bosworth-possibly-hook-up/

Just in case anyone wants the lulz.

We all had seen most of the episode before, since HBO spoiled us so much, so I was waiting for the final editing. I have to say I was rather disappointed at ASkars’ performance. First we get the creepy vibe, then we have that over the top anger. He was so awesome in the first episode in S1, when he dispatched Royce, then we get this. He may not be totally to blame, whatever he does needs to be approved by the director/producer, but still….rather disappointing.

AS’ performance in this episode reminds me of Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ in the Tudors. Sometimes JRM’s performance in there is also difficult to watch.

@ Pam & Lilliana,

I’m with you on the magistar. That guy is way more frightning than Eric. He must be older because both Eric & the Queen were acting like kids sent to the principle’s office. Love the actor though. He’s doing something right to scare the crap out of everyone.

As to Eric’s butt. Not what I envisioned from the books. Thought there would be more meat to grab. Now I actually don’t want a peak at the gracious plenty. I’d rather my imagination be left alone then let down again.

evathediva @ 06/16/2010 at 12:26 pm

I was overall dissapointed with Eric, everyone else was billiant, except for Tara’s Mom..boo hiss…I will have to question KB’s motives, why would she walk the red carpet, she could have easily avoided it, after all it should have been Alex’s night. I don’t have an issue with her going to the premiere, I just think she is a fame *****, which she proved. Joe maganiello’s Gf was there and she avoided pics as well. It can be done.

Hans, last year this time, you were trying to promote ERW, you are a freakin psycho. Bi polar at best.

Who cares that he caressed Kate’s azz, so has everyone else in Hollywood, why is that a token shot?

@evathediva: “Who cares that he caressed Kate’s azz, so has everyone else in Hollywood, why is that a token shot?”

^ THIS. ^

Alexander’s hair, eye bags and azz need work. People are going to be disappointed with Skarsgard if Tru Blood goes full frontal. Guys with GP won’t date girls that are as skinny as Kate with no T and A. She’s his teeny weeny girl.

awesome first episode!!! love beeehl

@Pixie:

Alexander Skarsgard said it himself. He said that the actors are signed on for 7 years but it depends if HBO will continue and renew the show. It was in an interview but I can’t remember which one.

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