'Banshee' Bags Largest Audience Cinemax Original

The second-season finale of Cinemax drama “Banshee” drew 733,000 viewers for its initial telecast Friday — making it the most-watched original series to date on the premium cable network, which has been trying to increase its output of firstrun programming.

The previous high for the network was 591,000 viewers for an episode of “Banshee” in early February, according to Nielsen.

Including the 11 p.m. replay, “Banshee” was watched by 968,000 viewers for the network, also a network high.

The second season of “Banshee” has an average gross audience (linear viewing as well as HBO On Demand/HBO GO) of 2.7 million viewers.

“Banshee” has been renewed for a third season.

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