Sookie Stackhouse's powers might be even more limited than she thought: HBO's "True Blood" saw a big ratings dip in its sixth-season premiere Sunday.
An average of 4.5 million viewers tuned in at 9 p.m., according to Nielsen. That was a 13% decline compared with last season's rollout.
However, otherworldly waitress Sookie (Anna Paquin) and her vampire pals squared off against tough competition Sunday, with the NBA Finals drawing a huge crowd on ABC (total-viewer numbers will come out Tuesday).
At 8:45, HBO drew 2.3 million with its behind-the-scenes special "True Blood: Live from the Set."
This is the first season of "True Blood" since creator Alan Ball left as showrunner; he was replaced by Brian Buckner.