James Hibberd
October 12, 2011 AT 05:04 PM EDT

HBO is bringing back Nucky Thompson for a third round.

The premium network has renewed Emmy-winning Prohibition Era-drama Boardwalk Empire. Sunday’s most recent episode delivered 2.9 million viewers and a 1.2 rating in the adult demo. (Though as with most HBO shows, each episode tends to rack up higher numbers, thanks to repeats and On Demand viewing. Boardwalk has traditionally averaged around 10 million viewers).

How are you liking S2 of Boardwalk? For me: Slightly better than the first, though whenever the action cuts to the uptight Prohibition agent or depressed masked man Richard Harrow, I’m hitting FF on the remote.

For those keeping score: This year HBO renewed True Blood, Game of Thrones, and Treme, and will debut new shows Luck, Veep, Girls, Life’s Too Short, and Aaron Sorkin’s as-yet untitled cable news drama.

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