‘Behind the Candelabra’ Becomes HBO’s Biggest Original Film Since ’04

Premiere of Liberace pic draws 2.4 million Sunday night, with a repeat adding 1.1 million

Liberace biopic “Behind the Candelabra” drew 2.4 million viewers with its premiere telecast Sunday night, becoming the most-watched HBO Film original in nine years.

The pic, helmed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, also drew 1.1 million for its repeat later Sunday for a total of 3.5 million, according to Nielsen.

No HBO Film original has drawn a larger audience since “Something the Lord Made” in 2004.

Last year’s HBO Film originals included “Game Change,” which drew 2.12 million in its premiere, and “The Girl” (722,000).

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