Cable Ratings: 'Curb' Up 24 Percent; 'True Blood' Hits Season High

Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:50am EDT

"Curb Your Enthusiasm" scored a ratings surge even Larry David would have trouble complaining about.

The series, which enjoyed a seven-year high for its July 12 season premiere and climbed an additional 17 percent the following week, jumped another 24 percent for Sunday's episode, HBO said Tuesday.

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Sunday's episode grabbed an accumulated 2.9 million viewers between its two airings, with the 10 p.m. broadcast scooping up 2.4 million viewers, and a midnight re-airing taking in an additional 554,000 viewers.

Meanwhile, the cable outlet's flesh-friendly vampire drama "True Blood" experienced a high for its fourth season, which premiered June 26, with 6.6 million total viewers tuning in between the episode's 9 p.m. airing (which grabbed 5.3 million total viewers) and its 11 p.m. re-broadcast (which scooped up an additional 1.3 million viewers).

Last Sunday's episode garnered a total of 6.2 million total viewers.

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