'True Blood's Final Bite: 4M Viewers

Fans bid farewell to Bon Temps last night as True Blood wrapped its seven-season run with 4 million viewers.

The "Thank You" series finale -- highlighted by Sookie staking Bill, Eric and Pam flourishing in a blood business of their own and the rest of the surviving players in happy domesticity -- was down 2% from its sixth-season concluder. Adding the 11:30 p.m. replay, 4.5 million viewers watched True Blood's final original Sunday.  

Heading into the finale, True Blood's average gross audience across replays and multiplatform viewing totaled 9.4 million viewers. 

With Ana Pacquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, Ryan Kwantem and Deborah Ann Woll providing a last live lead-in, penultimate episode of The Leftovers' first season reached a series' high 1.9 million viewer at 10:10 p.m. (ET). That number increased to 2.1 million with the 12:30 a.m. encore

Season-to-date, The Leftovers is averaging 7.3 milion in gross audience.

For its part on Friday, Aug. 22, the third episode of The Knick attracted a nightly gross viewership record of 754,000 viewers, a 15% jump from the 657,000 from its debut night. At 10 p.m. Cinemax operated with 407,000 viewers, with 190,000 and 157,000 tuning in at 11 p.m. and midnight (Saturday, Aug. 23), respectively.  The Knick has average gross audience of 2.7 million viewers for the season.