Ratings: HBO’s “Watchmen” Endures Decline For Episode Six

The sixth “Watchmen” episode set a new a TV viewership low.

Watchmen | Mark Hill/HBO

Last week, HBO’s “Watchmen” rose to a new high in the adults 18-49 demographic. It also enjoyed an episode-to-increase in viewership.

This week’s episode, the show’s sixth installment to date, fell in both columns.

According to live+same-day data posted by Showbuzz, Sunday’s “Watchmen” drew a 0.21 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 0.62 million overall viewers. The numbers trail last week’s 0.26 rating and 0.75 million viewer mark; the audience total is a new low.

Given that “Watchmen” seemed to be building live+same-day momentum (the previous two episodes both posted viewership gains), disappointment over this week’s drop is understandable. It is nonetheless important to note that “Watchmen,” like most HBO series, receives a significant viewership uptick from streaming, DVR and on-demand. HBO notes that episodes of the series are averaging 7 million total viewers.

Written by Brian Cantor

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