Coming only days after the premiere of the show, “Boardwalk Empire” has been renewed for a second season.
According to HBO, the 9 p.m. premiere episode of “Boardwalk Empire” on Sunday night averaged 4.8 million viewers. This was the largest HBO series premiere since “Deadwood”, which had the advantage of having “The Sopranos” as lead-in. If you include all three back-to-back airings on Sunday night, “Boardwalk Empire” was watched by 7.1 million viewers
Those numbers sound even more impressive when you consider that “Boardwalk Empire” was up against “Manning Bowl II,” which drew a huge rating in the same male-skewed demographic as the new series.
Details on when the next season of “Boardwalk Empire” will air are not yet available.