May 28 (TheWrap.com) - HBO's Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra" managed to deliver considerable heat to the premium cable network with its Sunday premiere.
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29 May 2013 - 4:47 AM  UPDATED 29 May 2013 - 4:47 AM

May 28 (TheWrap.com) - HBO's Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra" managed to deliver considerable heat to the premium cable network with its Sunday premiere.

The film, which stars Michael Douglas as the flamboyant pianist and Matt Damon as his lover, drew 2.4 million total viewers with initial airing Sunday at 9 p.m.

While those aren't quite the numbers that, say, HBO's hit series "Game of Thrones" pulls in week to week, it does mark the most-watched HBO Films premiere in nearly a decade, since 2004's Alan Rickman/Mos Def film "Something the Lord Made."

Between two airings, "Behind the Candelabra" accumulated 3.5 million total viewers.

See video: 'Behind the Candelabra': First Trailer for Soderbergh's Liberace Film