" The Sopranos' Sunday return was watched by 7.66 million total viewers, a marked drop from the 9.47 mil who tuned in for the start of the series' previous run. In key demos, though, Tony & Co. placed second behind the Housewives. Entourage (3.77 mil), meanwhile, was up 40 percent from its previous kickoff.

" With HBO's returning dramas now in play, Showtime's The Tudors (775,000 viewers across two airings) was down 39 percent from its premiere.

" This Tuesday's The Shield (2.4 million) was up 300K from its season premiere.