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Ratings: HBO’s “Westworld” Endures Another Decline

The downward trend continued for HBO’s “Westworld.”

Westworld | John P Johnson/HBO

Sunday’s “Westworld,” which was the third broadcast of the season, endured week-over-week losses in adults 18-49 and overall viewership.

According to live+same-day data posted by Showbuzz, the episode drew a 0.64 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 1.63 million overall viewers.

Though the metric is less relevant to the subscription-based HBO than it is to ad-supported networks, it is worth noting that this week’s adults 18-49 rating represents a new series low.

Live+same-day ratings do not remotely tell the full story, particularly when it comes to HBO programs like “Westworld.” With viewership from on-demand, DVR, HBO NOW/GO, and encores included, this week’s episode will reach far more than 1.6 million viewers.

Signposted by its quick commitment to a third season, HBO is obviously content with the overall viewership level (as well as the buzz associated with the show).

Still, it is hard not to be somewhat underwhelmed by the show’s live+same-day performance thus far this season. While no one expected the show to break out like “Game Of Thrones,” expecting the show to build slightly on its first season numbers did not seem unreasonable.

Yet this week’s episode actually trails the first season average in both adults 18-49 and viewers.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]headlineplanet.com.

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