In its second airing, HBO’s period mob drama Boardwalk Empire drew 3.3 million viewers, down 31% from its premiere last week. The series, which has already been renewed for a second season, was watched by a combined 4.4 million viewers last night when the 11 PM rerun is factored in. The pilot episode, which was directed by Martin Scorsese has been seen by a total of 11 million viewers so far, including multiple plays on HBO, DVR and On Demand viewing, HBO said.
Following Boardwalk Empire was the second season premiere of off-beat comedy Bored to Death (1.1 million), which fell sharply from its lead-in but was still up 2% from its series premiere. Including the 12AM play, Bored to Death‘s cume audience was 1.5 million.
HBO’s best news of the night came at 10:30 PM where the second season debut of comedy Eastbound & Down averaged 1.7 million viewers, up 150% from the show’s series premiere and up 55% from its lead-in. The show’s total viewership for the night was 2 million.