“Game Of Thrones” Drops From Season Premiere, Still Dominates Sunday Ratings Race

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While predictably down from the season premiere, HBO’s “Game Of Thrones” still ranked as Sunday’s highest rated television program in adults 18-49.

It was cable’s most watched Sunday program.

According to national data posted by Showbuzz, the episode drew a 3.67 adults 18-49 rating and 7.29 million total live+same-day viewers. Last week’s premiere drew a 3.98 and 7.94 million.

The show’s closest competition among adults 18-49 was “Fear The Walking Dead,” which drew a 2.15. “GoT” meanwhile trailed NBC’s “Little Big Shots” and CBS’ “60 Minutes,” “Madam Secretary” and “The Good Wife” in total viewers but easily outperformed its cable competition in that regard. “Fear The Walking Dead” was also the #2 cable show in that regard, drawing a total live+same-day audience of 4.80 million.

The balance of HBO’s Sunday lineup included “Silicon Valley” (0.92, 1.72 million this week vs. 1.04, 1.86 million last week) and “Veep” (0.47, 1.01 million vs. 0.52, 1.10 million).

Written by Brian Cantor

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