01/07/2004 at 12:00 AM EST
There are always some hot numbers on "Sex and the City," but the HBO sitcom also earned some hot numbers from Nielsen. Just not as hot as they used to be.
Sunday night's final-season premiere of "Sex" pulled in some 6.4 million total viewers, which is considered a solid number for the pay-cable network, according to the Hollywood Reporter. (Less solid was the show that followed "Sex," Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm," which lost nearly half of its lead-in audience and drew only 3.3 million viewers.)
Still, "Sex," which now has just seven episodes to go, has seen better days, reports the trade paper. The show pulled in 7.3 million viewers with its previous season premiere in June. ("Curb" drew 5.5 million viewers with its third-season opener in 2002.)
Despite the drop, "Sex" star Kristin Davis, 38, told reporters at a Tuesday press conference that she wishes her days as baby-hungry Charlotte on the show did not have to come to an end.
"I really feel like we should keep going," she says, though promising, "There will be a resolution for Charlotte, and she'll be happy with it."
On Sunday's episode, artist Aleksandr Petrovsky (Mikhail Baryshnikov) told Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), "It's too early to tell," as he was referring to his newest sculpture -- and their budding relationship. Carrie had just told him that she didn't think she would fit into his jet-set, womanizing life.
But he said he was just into jetting -- and making pancakes for her.