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OTRC: 'True Blood' season 4 premiere ratings match series high

Stephen Moyer appears in a scene from the fourth season premiere of 'True Blood' (HBO)

The wait was over on Sunday and television viewers tuned in to see the fourth season premiere of the HBO hit "True Blood," matching the series' record for its highest ratings.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, 5.4 million viewers tuned in to watch the premiere, up six percent from last year's premiere with 5.1 million viewers.

The episode's ratings match that of last season's finale. The rebroadcast of the premiere at 11 p.m. added an additional 1 million viewers, giving the premiere a combined total of 6.4 million viewers for the night.

To catch up on what happened during the series premiere, check out a recap of the episode here. Find out what the cast dished at the premiere event last week here.

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