Credit: John P. Johnson/HBO Photo: Eric Northman in Episode 4.01, "She's Not There"

The Season 4 premiere of True Blood attracted 5.4 million viewers, matching the show’s previous record. Sunday’s awesome ep also managed to beat the Season 3 premiere by 6 percent. We bet those sexy Eric promos had something to do with it ...

The rebroadcast at 11 p.m. added an additional one million viewers for a combined 6.4 million viewers on Sunday alone. Sources also expect viewership to continue to climb in anticipation of Eric and Sookie’s steamy shower hook up, set for later this season.

Finally, Alan Ball, we’ve only been waiting three seasons for this!

Source: EW