An average of 2.6 million viewers watched the drama anthology, which this season stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, at 9 PM, besting the premiere’s previous high of 2.3 mil on January 12. Across its three plays for the night, True Detective was watched by 3.6 million viewers — also a series high. Season-to-date, the series cops an average gross audience of 10.9 million viewers. Girls, which followed at 10 PM, averaged 916,000 viewers in its slot, and, for the night tallied 1.3 million viewers. The Lena Dunham starrer has an average gross audience of 4.3 million viewers season-to-date. NBC announced this morning Dunham will make her guest-hosting debut on Saturday Night Live on March 8.
For the third week in a row, HBO’s Looking found another series high at 10:30 PM with 519,000 viewers, up 54% from the series premiere. Across all Sunday night plays, Looking attracted 749,000 viewers. Season-to-date, Looking has an average gross audience of 2 million viewers .