The final season of Showtime’s historical romp, The Tudors, kicked off on Sunday night with its highest audience ever. The final season of the drama, starring Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as the tyran King, will chronicle the final years of Henry VIII’s reign and marriages to Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr. According to ratings for Sunday night’s opening episode ratings for The Tudors climbed to 1.1 million viewers – its best audience yet. When The Tudors bows out later this year Showtime will replace it with The Borgias; a renaissance based drama revolving around the notorious Italian family and starring Jeremy Irons. Thanks atvnewsnetwork.co.uk.