HBO's 'Treme' ratings drop from premiere
HBO's optimistically renewed drama "Treme" took a tumble from its premiere. David Simon's post-Katrina New Orleans character study dropped about 27% for its second and third episodes. "Treme" pulled 1.1 million viewers for its debut, then fell to 777,000 its second week and 809,000 its third. HBO picked up the show for a second season after one episode citing the show's critical acclaim. The network points out this is about where Simon's "The Wire" settled at.