Maybe the legacy media aren't dead after all:
An average of 2.2 million total viewers tuned in to the 10 p.m. broadcast, according to Nielsen.
That's a relatively modest 4% gain compared with last year's premiere, but at least the numbers are headed in a positive direction. That's good news for HBO, given that Sorkin's series about a fictional cable news network was considered something of a disappointment last season.
When numbers for a later airing were included, "Newsroom" aggregated 2.6 million viewers for the night.
At 9 p.m., the vampire series
Do you plan to watch "Newsroom" this time around?