Veep Middling In Premiere, Game Of Thrones Hits Ratings High

By Jessica Rawden 2013-04-16 11:31:36 discussion comments
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The ratings are in for HBOís Sunday night programming and it's good news for one show and not-so-good news for another. Sundayís Game of Thrones episode was another win for loyal viewers while Veepís Season 2 premiere faltered from Season 1. There are some spoilers, below, so donít keep reading if you arenít caught up on HBOís programs.

Letís talk about the good news, first. Sundayís Game of Thrones episode was an action-packed one, an episode where Daenaryís offered to give up a dragon for an army, where Tyrion became master of coin and Littlefinger offered to wed Lysa Arryn. Additionally, the shocking ending was certainly something worth writing home about and may have contributed to increased viewership. Either way, 4.7 million people tuned in to the third episode of the third season of Game of Thrones. According to Deadline, thatís a record for the series, which beats the previously high ratings for the Season 3 premiere.

On the other end of the spectrum, Veepís ratings were down from the Season 1 premiere of the series. However, Deadline is also noting those numbers are up from the Season 1 finale last June. Overall, Veep managed to pull in 1.5 million total viewers, which is small peas when compared to Game of Thrones, but isnít dismal. Hopefully, the series can remain steady in the ratings so HBO will sign on for another round, although Iím not sure where the program can go, now that the President has finally called.
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