Last Sunday was a massive night for TV watchers. Not only were show regulars such as 'Revenge' and 'The Good Wife' competing against the Golden Globes, but so were a slew of new series/season premieres. It's enough to send any DVR into retirement.
But even amid all the competition, HBO was able to rise to the challenge and nab impressive ratings across the board. 'Girls' returned for a third season that evening to a series high of 1.1 million viewers, proving just how popular the NYC-based show truly is.
Meanwhile, the debut of Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson's new drama 'True Detective' brought in a whopping 2.3 million viewers, making it the cable channel's biggest drama premiere since 'Boardwalk Empire' came on the scene back in 2010. Not too shabby for a series premiere, wouldn't you say? Or as McConaughey would probably put it: it's more than just "alright, alright, alright."
And while the storyline is definitely strong enough to stand on its own two feet (click here for our review), it definitely doesn't hurt to have two such talented movie stars sharing the small screen together. HBO is obviously well on its way to having another successful hit in the making and all we have to say is, bring it on!
'True Detective' and 'Girls' air on Sundays at 9/8c and 10/9c, respectively.