True Blood Season 5 Ratings, Episodes 1–6

By jody on Jul 18 2012 at 7:26 pm | 17 Comments »
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Alcide (Joe Manganiello) in Episode 506, ‘Hopeless’ (photo credit: HBO, our cap)

Some of you have asked the scoop on the ratings of our beloved show, True Blood, this season. So sit up and take notice!


Episode 05-06 (‘Hopeless’): Sunday, 07/15/12
2.7 demo rating (+4% change) with 4.63 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 2.67 in the demo with 4.64 million.

Episode 05-05 (‘Let’s Boot and Rally’): Sunday, 07/08/12
2.6 demo rating (0% change) with 4.50 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 2.66 in the demo with 4.65 million.

Episode 05-04 (‘We’ll Meet Again’): Sunday, 07/01/12
2.6 demo rating (0% change) with 4.45 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 2.67 in the demo with 4.68 million.

Episode 05-03 (‘Whatever I Am, You Made Me’): Sunday, 06/24/12
2.6 in the demo (0% change) with 4.66 million viewers (+6% change).
Season average: 2.70 in the demo with 4.76 million.

Episode 05-02 (‘Authority Always Wins’): Sunday, 06/17/12
2.6 in the demo (-10% episode-to-episode change) with 4.42 million viewers (-15% change).
Season average: 2.75 in the demo with 4.81 million.

Episode 05-01 (‘Turn! Turn! Turn!’): Sunday, 06/10/12
2.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.20 million total viewers.
Season average: 2.90 in the demo with 5.20 million.

Reference point: Season four of True Blood averaged a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.97 million viewers.


Michael McMillian: ‘We really can’t trust a lot of what Steve was saying in that moment’

By jody on Jun 16 2012 at 7:43 pm | 3 Comments »
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Steve goes in for a bite or a kiss from Jason (Photo credit: HBO)

Michael McMillian talked to TVFanatic about his role as former Reverend Steve Newlin, now known as “Gay Vampire American” Steve Newlin.

When filming episodes of True Blood Season 2, the actor says he always thought Reverend Steve Newlin was “carrying a torch” for Jason Stackhouse, and viewers finally saw this play out in a positively hilarious scene from last Sunday’s premiere, “Turn, Turn, Turn.”

“Shooting that was just fun,” McMillian told me over the phone this week. “Ryan [Kwanten] and I love working together. He’s an actor I can try anything with and vice versa. We spend most of our time trying to crack each other up, and then trying not to laugh as a result.”

But even though the scene was True Bloody in nature – over the top, humorous, full of nudity – McMillian said those involved wanted to “make sure Steve was coming from a real place.”

“This is really something he’s been struggling with,” the star said. “We never really saw Steve’s inner life on Season 2. You were seeing the public figure and wondering what is going on with him. So it’s fun and kind of a relief as an actor to play a scene where his soul is coming out.”

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Rest in Peace, Hayes, Cat Ingerslev
And The Vampire Underground Railroad

By Lividity on Jun 13 2012 at 2:53 pm | 2 Comments »

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Vampire Hayes worked as a bagman for the Authority. It was his duty, along with Vampire Nora, to take Eric and Bill to VA headquarters to undoubtedly meet their true deaths. After securing Eric and Bill in the trunk of his car, Hayes drove happily away from the Compton manse accompanied by “Silly Love Songs.” Hayes seemed to be happy in his work but he was caught off guard when those wily Louisiana vampires punctured the gas tank and exploded the car. The explosion didn’t prove to be fatal to anyone in the vehicle, but Hayes’ luck was about to run out. While he was trying to apprehend his prisoners, Chancellor Nora stabbed him from behind to protect her brother and Vampire Bill. RIP Hayes. You were only doing your job, but as some of us find out the hard way, coworkers oftentimes stab you in the back when you least expect it.

Cat Ingerslev was part of the secret squad which Nora arranged to help get Bill & Eric eased into the Vampire Protection Program after escaping from the Authority. Sadly, she was extinguished, as were the rest of the Vampire Underground, when the Authority SWAT team surprised them all outside the Sex Crate of Champions. Cat was all business and did not find the boys’ new aliases amusing… but we did! So while we’re at it, RIP Marcellus Clark & Ike Applebaum; we’ll never get to see their adventures now… sob!

True Blood Season 5, Episode 1 Ratings Are In

By jody on Jun 12 2012 at 5:29 am | 1 Comment »

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HBO vampire drama “True Blood” drew 5.2 million viewers Sunday night for the initial telecast of its fifth-season premiere. Over two plays, it sucked in 6.3 million viewers.

That represents a slight drop from the season-four premiere, but a small uptick from the finale.

At AMC, the fifth-season finale of “Mad Men” attracted 2.7 million viewers Sunday, making it the most-watched finale in series history. In demos, the episode drew 1.2 million viewers 18-49 and 1.4 million viewers 25-54. Both are double-digit increases from the season-four finale.

“True Blood” remains HBO’s most-watched show, followed by “Game of Thrones,” which concluded its second season a week ago.
Source: Variety

Also! Kristin Bauer van Straten posted this on her Facebook page: Great job! The #True Blood premiere racked in 234,374 tweets & 7,446 Facebook comments, making it the most discussed premium cable premiere in history.

True Blood Recap – Ep 501 “Turn! Turn! Turn!”

By Jess on Jun 11 2012 at 10:42 pm | 59 Comments »

Helllloooo again everyone! It’s a pleasure to be back here at tb-n for another season of recappage, terrible jokes, obscure references and general silliness. I hope you will all come on board this year with your always appreciated comments and discussion, whatever your opinion may be. Let’s get this party started homies!

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We kick things off by hitting the rewind button as Sookie arrives home in her beloved yellow bomb of a car. Always a welcome sight as it reminds me that I’m watching the right show. No one else on TV has a car as craptastic as that little beast. Of course, nobody else on TV also has a kitchen floor that is perpetually covered with gore and/or corpses, and Sook’s has BOTH of those right now after the events at the tail end of last season: Debbie’s dead ass and a puddle of Tara’s blood. Sookie is wailing for somebody to come help, but it’s poor Lafayette who I feel for the most as he runs down and sees his cousin with a chunk of her head missing. This is after he was possessed by a murderous spirit AND KILLED HIS OWN BOYFRIEND. Break, he cannot catch.

Of all the people we could have expected to come to the rescue here, was Pam at the top of anybody’s list?  Once she does arrive looking for Eric though it becomes instantly obvious that this was the best decision ever as she’s in impeccable form from the get-go, actually impressed that these bland little small-town folk have managed to create so much carnage. She just wants to shoot off and find Eric, but Laf has other ideas: attempt to turn Tara into a vamp so she has a chance to live.  Pam is less than thrilled with this idea. Her and Tara ain’t exactly buddies, and besides, this procedure is very likely to go tits up considering the state she’s in. ‘Completely and utterly fucktarded’ was the actual phrase. Ah, Pam. Arrives. Looks badass. Steals scene. Rinse. Repeat. After some hardball negotiating, where Sookie agrees to fix things between her and Eric in a way that may or may not involve her ‘super snatch’ and still owe Pam one after that, the turning process begins. A little blood feeding later and Pam is decked out in a sickeningly cute Walmart sweatsuit adorned with kittens (AMAZING) and is getting buried in the ground with stinky head Tara. And apparently she’s done this before. Hold up, what did we miss? Wasn’t it in season 3 when Eric was telling her it was time to become a maker? Hmm, curious. Read More »

Rutina Wesley Talks Tara’s Fate in the Season 5 Premiere

By Jazz on Jun 11 2012 at 6:15 am | 11 Comments »
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TVLine has an exclusive interview with Rutina Wesley about her fate that was finally revealed after months of speculation.

TVLINE: How long have you known?
I’ve known since last season. Three quarters of the way through last season I found out.
TVLINE : What was your reaction?
I was initially terrified because I was being shot in the head. [Laughs] I was like, “Where is that going to lead?” But I was also excited because I was going to be able to create a whole new Tara in a way, and explore a whole new physicality.
TVLINE: Was there a part of you that was like, “Damn, now I have to wear those uncomfortable fangs and contact lenses!”
Yes. There was a point when Stephen [Moyer] came up to me in the makeup trailer and said, “Still enjoying being a vampire?” [Laughs] It is difficult. It’s a whole new routine you have to get used to. But it’s been so much fun.
TVLINE: What was it like the first time you saw yourself with the fangs in?
I took a bunch of goofy pictures in my trailer. I was looking at myself and like, “Oh my God!” It was very weird getting used to seeing my face with fangs popping out. The thing that’s hard is talking with them. We have this thing that if you can say Sookie Stackhouse then you’re good. Read More »

True Blood, Season 5, Episode 1: Turn! Turn! Turn!

By jody on Jun 11 2012 at 2:25 am | 46 Comments »

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Here it is the Recap and Inside the episode from yesterday’s first episode of Season 1, ‘Turn, Turn, Turn’.
Tell us what you think True Blood Fans! Was it worth the wait?

Ep. 49 – Recap

Ep. 49 – Inside the Episode