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[01/25/11 - 02:16 PM]
2010 Year in Review/2011 Year in Preview: HBO
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- With the TCA Winter Press Tour officially behind us, we thought a recap was in order to give our readers an overview of the flurry of announcements from the past month.

To that end we're offering up 25 capsules - five each day - of our most trafficked cable networks' plans for 2011, plus a look back at the numbers from 2010. Together they should help give you a better idea of their respective performances and goals moving forward.

As always, our daily and monthly list of premiere dates as well as our quarterly programming grids can assist in planning your viewing accordingly.

Network: HBO

2011 Premiere Dates (Announced):

"The Ricky Gervais Show" (Season 2 premiered Friday, January 14 at 9/8c)
"Real Time With Bill Maher" (Season 9 premiered Friday, January 14 at 10/9c)
"Big Love" (Season 5 premiered Sunday, January 16 at 9/8c)
"Game of Thrones" (premieres Sunday, April 17 at 9/8c)

2011 Premiere Dates (Date TBA):

"Angry Boys" (New Series, TBA)
"Boardwalk Empire" (Season 2, Fall)
"Bored to Death" (Season 3, TBA)
"Curb Your Enthusiasm" (Season 8, TBA)
"Eastbound & Down" (Season 3, TBA)
"Enlightened" (New Series, TBA)
"Entourage" (Season 8, TBA)
"Girls" (New Series, TBA)
"How to Make It in America" (Season 2, TBA)
"Hung" (Season 2, TBA)
"Life & Times of Tim" (Season 3, TBA)
"Luck" (New Series, TBA)
"Treme" (Season 2, TBA)
"True Blood" (Season 4, Summer)

2010 Primetime Averages for Original Episodes:

millions of viewers (adults 18-49 rating) - series
4.970 (2.9) - True Blood S3
3.166 (1.3) - Boardwalk Empire S1
2.653 (1.6) - Entourage S7
2.491 (0.9) - The Pacific
2.457 (1.3) - Hung S2
1.623 (0.8) - Big Love S4
1.355 (0.8) - Eastbound & Down S2
1.102 (0.3) - Real Time With Bill Maher S8.2*
0.927 (0.4) - Bored to Death S2
0.898 (0.5) - Hard Knocks S6
0.865 (0.2) - Real Time With Bill Maher S8.1*
0.777 (0.3) - Treme S1
0.646 (0.3) - How to Make It In America S1
0.374 (0.2) - 24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road To The NHL Winter Classic
0.237 (0.0) - In Treatment S3
0.157 (0.1) - The Ricky Gervais Show S1*
0.148 (0.1) - The Life & Times of Tim S2*

* denotes numbers for all original episodes were not available; nor were all series

Source: Nielsen Media Research, Live+SD (1/1/10-12/31/10)





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· 24/7 (HBO)
· ANGRY BOYS (HBO)
· BIG LOVE (HBO)
· BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO)
· BORED TO DEATH (HBO)
· CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM (HBO)
· EASTBOUND & DOWN (HBO)
· ENLIGHTENED (HBO)
· ENTOURAGE (HBO)
· FUTON'S RATINGS SURVIVAL GUIDES (TFC)
· GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
· GIRLS (HBO)
· HARD KNOCKS (HBO)
· HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA (HBO)
· HUNG (HBO)
· IN TREATMENT (HBO)
· LIFE & TIMES OF TIM, THE (HBO)
· LUCK (HBO)
· PACIFIC, THE (HBO)
· REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER (HBO)
· RICKY GERVAIS SHOW, THE (HBO)
· TREME (HBO)
· TRUE BLOOD (HBO)











[03/03/15 - 11:07 PM]
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[03/03/15 - 04:07 PM]
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[03/03/15 - 03:18 PM]
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[03/03/15 - 03:12 PM]
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[03/03/15 - 02:39 PM]
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[03/03/15 - 02:22 PM]
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[03/03/15 - 02:21 PM]
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[03/03/15 - 12:56 PM]
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[03/03/15 - 12:54 PM]
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[03/03/15 - 12:37 PM]
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[03/03/15 - 12:31 PM]
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[03/03/15 - 11:52 AM]
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[03/03/15 - 11:45 AM]
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[03/03/15 - 11:13 AM]
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[03/03/15 - 11:11 AM]
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