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HBO’s ‘True Detective,’ ‘Looking’ Uncover Series Highs Sunday

HBO’s new series “True Detective” and “Looking” delivered their largest regular-timeslot audiences yet on Sunday, with the latter show now achieving that feat for a third straught week.

According to Nielsen estimates, “True Detective” averaged 2.6 million viewers for its 9 p.m. episode — up 16% from the previous week (2.24 million) and 13% higher than its series premiere on Jan. 12 (2.3 million). Across its three plays for the night, “Detective” cumed 3.6 million viewers, also a series high.

The show’s gross audience to date is about 10.9 million, according to the network.

Girls” followed at 10 p.m. with 916,000, down from the previous week’s 942,000, and a total of 1.3 million for the night.

Looking” averaged 519,000, an increase from the previous week’s 505,000 and more than 50% higher than its series premiere .

Season-to-date, each episode of “Girls” is grossing 4.3 million viewers, and “Looking” is drawing about 2 million, according to HBO.

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