HBO's 'Behind the Candelabra' Premiere Draws 2.4M Viewers

The Wrap

HBO's Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra" managed to deliver considerable heat to the premium cable network with its Sunday premiere.

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The film, which stars Michael Douglas as the flamboyant pianist and Matt Damon as his lover, drew 2.4 million total viewers with initial airing Sunday at 9 p.m.

While those aren't quite the numbers that, say,  HBO's hit series "Game of Thrones" pulls in week to week, it does mark the most-watched HBO Films premiere in nearly a decade, since 2004's Alan Rickman/Mos Def film "Something the Lord Made."

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Between two airings, "Behind the Candelabra" accumulated 3.5 million total viewers.


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