1.1 million people watched over the two airings. This is not a small number, this is not large number, it is just fine. Well, until you compare it to the 500 million who watched the first moon landing, which like Girls was an event that supposedly defined a generation. More than anything, these numbers suggest that Girls, despite being a show that launched 1,000 thinkpieces, is just another niche, premium cable television program; however, somewhat luckily for Girls, its niche is people who write thinkpieces about niche, premium cable television. Its numbers are less than Luck’s debut and are identical to Bored to Death’s premiere.
Did you watch? Did you love it or hate it or love that you hated it or hate that you loved it? If you missed it, HBO has thrown it up on YouTube for you.