Which of the Stars of HBO’s Original Series has the Largest Digital Footprint?

What is PeekScore?: PeekScore is a rank from 1 to 10, assigned to every person. The higher someone’s score, the “more important” they are on the web. In calculating your PeekScore and updating it often, PeekYou takes into account your known presence and activity on the Internet, including but not limited to; your blogging, participation in social networks, the number of your friends, followers, or readers, the amount of web content you create, and your prominence in the news. For first time visitors a more in-depth explanation of what the PeekScore is, and how to increase your own, can be found by clicking through here.

Trailblazing premium cable channel HBO (originally, Home Box Office) first introduced weekly, episodic comedy and drama programming into its schedule in the early 80s, with shows such as Not Necessarily the News and The Hitchhiker. By the early 90s, with the Emmy winning, groundbreaking, and insanely influential The Larry Sanders Show as the jewel in its crown, they proved that cable could compete with the networks in the area of series television when it came to praise and accolades. By the time The Sopranos made a massive critical and ratings mark in the late 90s, it was clear that HBO had raised the bar for all of American TV, and that stateside audiences were ready and eager for television of some quality. Beholden only to subscribers and not advertisers, as they were, HBO was willing to grant their series’ creators enormous artistic freedoms, and the result was TV of a depth and originality rarely at that time seen on U.S. screens. Not every series has been a hit, nor have they all been anything like good, but usually HBO’s original series are striving to do something of quality and they continue to generally keep the watermark high.

Below is a list of the actors and actresses behind ten of HBO’s current series’ protagonists (fudged a little, as not all of their current series have a clear one). We’ve ranked these actors based upon their PeekScores, meaning the sizes of their impacts and resonances here in cyberspace (or, if you prefer, their digital footprints; a concept you will find explained in brief in the above disclaimer, or more in depth by clicking through here).

Are there any current HBO series’ stars you’d like to see us feature? How about any of HBO’s series’ full casts? How about any of their former series, such as The Sopranos or Sex and the City? Let us know in the comments.

Rank Picture Name Character / Show PeekScore

Anna Paquin Sookie Stackhouse / True Blood 8.87 / 10.00

Laura Dern Amy Jellicoe / Enlightened 8.62 / 10.00

Steve Buscemi Nucky Thompson / Boardwalk Empire 8.53 / 10.00

Julia Louis Dreyfus Selina Mayer / Veep 8.43 / 10.00

Larry David Larry David / Curb Your Enthusiasm 8.41 / 10.00

Peter Dinklage Tyrion Lannister / Game of Thrones 8.26 / 10.00

Danny McBride Kenny Powers / Eastbound & Down 8.12 / 10.00

Jeff Daniels Will McAvoy / The Newsroom 8.10 / 10.00

Warwick Davis Warwick Davis / Life’s Too Short 8.06 / 10.00

Lena Dunham Hannah Horvath / Girls 8.01 / 10.00