Sunday Cable Ratings: GAME OF THRONES Breaks Records, VEEP Up in Premiere, and MAD MEN Dips in Week Two

     April 16, 2013

game-of-thrones-season-3-slice

Though Monday evening’s TV ratings are heavily skewed downward due to preemptive coverage of the tragedy in Boston, Sunday evening’s cable ratings have arrived.  Here’s a look at how things stacked up:

  • The fantastic third episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones netted an all-time high audience of 4.7 million viewers, which is up from the season premiere’s 4.4 million total.  A fourth season of the fantasy series has already been ordered, and it’s safe to say Game of Thrones won’t be going away for a very, very long time.
  • The season two premiere of the swell HBO comedy series Veep scored 1.2 million viewers in the post-Game of Thrones slot.  That’s up 11% from the season one finale and marks the second most-watched episode in the show’s history.
  • Finally, Sunday’s Jon Hamm-directed episode of Mad Men dipped from last week’s two-hour season six opener with 2.7 million viewers.  That’s down quite a bit from the premiere’s 3.4 million total.
Around The Web

Television

Graham Moore and Marc Forster’s Outbreak Drama Gets Series Order at NBC

NBC has set a ten-episode order for the as-yet-untitled series, formerly known as 'Patient Zero,' from the screenwriter of 'The Imitation Game' and the director of 'World War Z'.

Stream This: Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda Weather Divorce in GRACE AND FRANKIE

"It means 'I fuck your village.'"

GOTHAM Season 2: Harvey Dent Promoted to Series Regular

Nicholas D’Agosto will be back to make an even bigger dent in the series.

Watch: Trevor Noah Tries Out THE DAILY SHOW Chair; Premiere Date Announced

Here's our first look at Noah's "new and sexy" version of 'The Daily Show'.

Watch a 3-Minute Supercut of THE WIRE’s Use of Tautology

Examples: "my name is my name!" and "the king stay the king."

BALLERS: Second Trailer Features Dwayne Johnson Hustling to Sign Star Athletes

"Football has a way of making a man feel invincible."

HALT AND CATCH FIRE Season 2 Trailer: Welcome to Mutiny

The show returns to AMC on Sunday, May 31st at 10pm.

New SENSE8 Character Trailers Reveal the Chosen Ones

Eight strangers, picked to live in a house, to find out what happens when things stop being polite, and start being real: 'Sense8.' Wait …

First FEAR THE WALKING DEAD Footage Featuring Kim Dickens and Cliff Curtis

It's mere seconds of footage, but it's better than nothing.

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK’s Jenji Kohan Comments on Binge-Watching Backlash

Perhaps binge-watching is not the way of the future after all, or perhaps it's just not meant for every series; Jenji Kohan, Matthew Weiner, and more weigh in.

Page 1 of 68512345...102030...Last »