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True Blood: Season Six Ratings

True Blood: to be canceled or renewed?It wasn’t long ago that True Blood was HBO’s biggest TV series but that changed with the recent third season of Game of Thrones. Will True Blood become even more popular this time around or could the ratings start to fall? We’ll have to wait and see.

True Blood airs on Sunday nights and there are just 10 episodes this time. The show’s cast includes Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Kristin Bauer, Nelsan Ellis, Alexander Skarsgard, Deborah Ann Woll, Chris Bauer, Todd Lowe, Jim Parrack, Carrie Preston, Lauren Bowles, and Joe Manganiello.

Below are the most recent ratings for the sixth season. These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to return to this page to see how the series is doing:

Final season averages: 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.23 million total viewers.

Episode 06-10: Sunday, 08/18/13
2.3 demo rating (+5% change) with 4.14 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 2.31 in the demo with 4.23 million.

Episode 06-09: Sunday, 08/11/13
2.2 demo rating (0% change) with 4.00 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 2.31 in the demo with 4.25 million.

Episode 06-08: Sunday, 08/04/13
2.2 demo rating (-8% change) with 4.17 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 2.33 in the demo with 4.28 million.

Episode 06-07: Sunday, 07/28/13
2.4 demo rating (0% change) with 4.36 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 2.34 in the demo with 4.29 million.

UPDATE: HBO has renewed True Blood for a seventh season.

Episode 06-06: Sunday, 07/21/13
2.4 demo rating (-4% change) with 4.47 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 2.33 in the demo with 4.28 million.

Episode 06-05: Sunday, 07/14/13
2.5 demo rating (+9% change) with 4.54 million (+10% change).
Season averages: 2.32 in the demo with 4.24 million.

Episode 06-04: Sunday, 07/07/13
2.3 demo rating (+5% change) with 4.14 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 2.27 in the demo with 4.17 million.

Episode 06-03: Sunday, 06/30/13
2.2 demo rating (0% change) with 3.94 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 2.27 in the demo with 4.18 million.

Episode 06-02: Sunday, 06/23/13
2.2 demo rating (-8% change) with 4.08 million (-10% change).
Season averages: 2.30 in the demo with 4.30 million.

Episode 06-01: Sunday, 06/16/13
2.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.52 million total viewers.
Season average: 2.40 in the demo with 4.52 million.

The fifth season debut drew a 2.9 demo rating with 5.2 million viewers.


Reference point: The first airings of season five episodes of True Blood averaged 4.66 million total viewers with a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic.

Cable ratings are typically released within a day or so of the show’s airing, except for in the case of weekends and holidays. They are sometimes harder to come by so there may be occasional delays or gaps.

What do you think? Do you still like the True Blood TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?

 

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Trish August 13, 2013 at 5:10 pm

I am so glad that I found this show this year. LOVE IT. I am totally addicted and caught up on all the episodes in the last couple of months and then re-watched them. Very happy they are doing a season 7. So nice to see an alternative view to the characters and the stories originally written by Charlaine Harris in the Sookie Stackhouse southern mysteries series (which got pretty ho hum after about the 4th book, unfortunatly, imo). Was truly hoping she would end up with Bill but in the TV storyline, it’s pretty up in the air:)

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Sonia July 10, 2013 at 10:33 pm

I hope we have a season 7 of True Blood they can’t leave us hanging. I want to find out how everyone turns out and I hope it all is a happy ending. I want Bill to be ok too. I don’t want them to kill him off the show that would be a shame if there do. But watching season 6 so far it looks like that is the way it is going to be where Warlow will have to kill Bill. And Warlow is Ben for who doesn’t know he is half vampire and half fairy.

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Trish August 13, 2013 at 5:26 pm
Rick Steadman June 29, 2013 at 11:43 am

What a shame the ratings aren’t higher for this very interesting show. One of the best shows I’ve seen this year. But I guess people are more interested in scripted reality shows.

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Gary June 26, 2013 at 11:54 am

I stopped watching when it became the “gay guys” tv show around season 4. GOT on the other hand is still a great show after 3 seasons. I just wish they’d spend another couple of dollars and make 13 episodes.

Here’s a fun fact: Back in the 70’s shows had 52 episodes. One for every week. Now that’s fan appreciation.

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George August 7, 2013 at 10:42 am

“I stopped watching when it became the “gay guys” tv show around season 4.”

What on earth does that mean?

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Not a Bigot August 13, 2013 at 5:24 pm

I guess the OP above is anti-gay. The show runner for the first 5 or so seasons is openly homosexual so TB has always been open to “gay” people on the show (obviously). Many of my friends are openly LGBTQ (my cousin’s daughter, my husband’s cousin) and they should have equal rights in every way including things that represent them on tv!

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Trish August 13, 2013 at 5:17 pm

They didn’t have 52 episodes of shows in the 70’s, I’m looking at “All in the Family” and there are 24. They showed all the episodes pretty much in a row back then and then they showed reruns all in order. Then there would be something else on the other days like a movie or mini series, etc on the days left over. Grew up in the 70’s (Was 10-19 in the seventies) and liked that way of doing it a lot better personally. Plus, if you live in another country, you might only have 6-10 episodes in an entire season (the UK does this so imagine living with that).

In the early 80’s to mid 80’s when I first had HBO, they would show the same movie non stop all day long… omg, it was so awful unless you had a movie you REALLY loved. I remember watching “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” over and over and over lol.

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Tiffiney June 21, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Since we don’t have HBO we have to wait to purchase the seasons on DVD. My husband and I have really enjoyed watching True Blood. In fact I recently started watching them from season 1 again as we wait for season 6 to come out on DVD. I too am mainly interested in the Sookie and Eric relationship. From what I’ve read season 6 will not have much of the same story line. I hope we enjoy it as much as we have the other seasons as Im not ready for True Blood to be over with. Just wanted you to know there are those of us out there that truly enjoy the show even tho we aren’t apart of those watching it Sundays when it first appears on TV

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James McCormick June 21, 2013 at 11:52 am

Yes more we love true blood

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Grace June 20, 2013 at 6:40 pm

After watching the 1st new episode of True Blood, I was not impressed. Game of Thrones held your interest every show. For the 1st time with True Blood, I turned to something else. The Eric and Sookie storyline is what really held my interest. Even though I read the books, they have really strayed from the books which is OK but if the 1st episode is any indication of the remainder of the season it will not hold much attention.

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