James Hibberd has an early Monday scoop on the episode 12 rating numbers:
For the second episode of season two, Game of Thrones ratings basically remained steady. Sunday’s hour delivered 3.8 million viewers compared to last week’s premiere numbers, which had 3.9 million viewers.
UPDATE: Deadline reports that 1.1 million viewers watched the 11 PM encore, bringing the total viewer number to 4.9 million for the night. This is less than the 6.3 million total for the premiere, however there was a third airing last week. Hibberd also reports that the total audience for the premiere has climbed to 7.5 million and is on track to easily surpass last season’s per episode average of 9.3 million.
Hear Me Roar: Whoa, nice! Early too, I did not have the time to start worrying about the numbers yet. A strong performance, virtually no drop from the premiere, which is especially good given the unfortunate trouble with the early episode two release (and the holiday weekend). Two strong episodes coming, according to the critics, which should help further consolidate the viewer numbers.