Sunday night, TV viewers were getting an eyeful of intensity, as they were either watching Nik Wallenda cross the Grand Canyon on a tightwire or catching Bill Compton drain a human while under a Lilith trance on True Blood. Needless to say, it wasn’t exactly a relaxing night of TV!
Skywire Live’s coverage of Nik’s daring stunt topped the night in ratings with a 3.6 adults 18-49 rating. This was up from his walk across Niagara Falls, perhaps because he was made to wear a harness that time. The Grand Canyon walk was truly death-defying! True Blood snagged second in the ratings, as it got a 2.2 rating in the adults 18-49 category. This was down from a 2.4 for last week’s premiere, which doesn’t bode well for us Truebies.
Fans of True Blood are getting worried, as there has been some speculation that this may be the last season of the HBO show. While ratings have certainly dropped, they lost creator Alan Ball as showrunner, and some claim the storylines are getting far too convoluted, there are still signs of hope.
In fact, the season six premiere of True Blood did better in ratings than the season three premiere of the oft-discussed cult classic Game of Thrones. While the lead wasn’t by much, this still shows some promise for the show about vampires and other supernatural beings.
What do you think – does True Blood have more life in it yet?