TV by the Numbers has released the ratings for Sunday cable shows, and it looks good for Thrones. After the opening hour reached 4.4 million viewers last week, the episode two number is 4.3 million. This was enough to win the night (by quite a margin):
Game of Thrones was Sunday’s top cable original with a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating.
To go in more detail, the initial airing was seen by 4.27 million people, and the 10 PM repeat by an additional 1.27 million
, for a total of 5.54 million for the night.
UPDATE: Oops, there were actually three airings of the episode on Sunday. James Hibberd thus reports a total of 6.4 million for the night (an additional 0.9 million, the standard fare for a third airing).