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HBO's Hung premiere goes nicely with True Blood

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Hung and True Blood loomed quite large for HBO Sunday.

HBO's Sunday night picture brightened further Sunday when the premiere of its new comedy/drama Hung drew 2.8 million viewers nationally after the preceding True Blood sucked in 3.7 million for Season 2's second episode.

The numbers for Hung were the best for an HBO series debut since John From Cincinnati, which had the advantage of launching after the June 2007 finale of The Sopranos. But JFC was canceled after just one season when ratings plummeted.

Sunday's same night repeats of True Blood and Hung respectively drew 1.4 million and 900,000 viewers, swelling their totals to 5.1 million and 3.7 million. In the premium pay universe, those are sizable returns.

HBO will air a pair of True Blood reruns this Sunday in deference to the Fourth of July weekend. On July 12th, Entourage will return for a 12-episode 6th season, airing at 9:30 p.m. central following new episodes of True Blood (8 p.m.) and Hung (9 p.m.).