The ratings for this past Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones are in. They came in a day later due to the holiday, which was also a reason many people were predicting a fall-off. That coupled with the early release of episode 7 on HBO Go made it a sure bet that the ratings would drop. So naturally… they stayed the same. James Hibberd has the numbers:
Thrones viewership was … unchanged. Another 2.4 million viewers for its premiere airing, for a total of 3.2 million for the night. What’s vaguely still impressive about this: Overall viewership for the night across television was down 21 percent due to the weekend.
Winter Is Coming: I’ve given up trying to predict the week-to-week ratings. At this point, I’m just hoping for a solid number for the finale and then some strong DVD/Blu-Ray sales so we can open with a big premiere for season two.