'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Premiere Hits Seven-Year Ratings High

'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Premiere Hits Seven-Year Ratings High Absence makes the heart grow fonder, I suppose...even when you're talking about Larry David.

The season eight premiere of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," which aired on Sunday, was the most-watched episode of "Curb" in over seven years. The premiere at 10pm drew in 1.7 million viewers, and the show gained about 400,000 more for the repeat showing at midnight for a total of 2.1 million on the night.

That number marks an increase of 53% over the season seven premiere, which aired about two years ago. "Curb" has been an irregular show in terms of being on the air, as it's never certain whether creator/writer/star Larry David is going to return for another season or not.

What caused the bump? Fans of comedian Paul F. Tompkins or actor Gary Cole might say it was their very funny appearances in the episode.

Or, perhaps it was the fact that the usually meda-shy David actually did some hyping with the press before the premiere. Or it could be the strong lead-in from the now tremendously popular "True Blood."

Or, maybe people just missed Larry and his antics. Ya know?

Catch Yidio's episode recap to see what all the hubbub was about.

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