We’ve got another ratings report for you today, so let’s start this off in the way that we often do: Some Power season 4 news!
For the fourth straight week, there is great news as the Starz series set a new high in total viewers. Roughly 1.83 million people had a chance to check out “New Man” on Sunday, and that’s a small but worthy increase versus the game-changing episode the week before. (Then again, aren’t most Power episodes game-changing in their own way?)
For those wondering, the show posted a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic, even with last week — not that this matters much to a subscriber-based network. We just throw that in there to compare to some of the other shows we talk about throughout the week. Sometimes, we mix in broadcast, premium cable, and basic cable in the same ratings piece. This time around, we’re going to take advantage of all sorts of great premium programming and talk about where they all stand.
Ready for more? Then read on…
Where Game of Thrones season 7 stands
There was a slight decrease for episode 3, but it’s one that is so small that it’s hard to notice. With 9.25 million total viewers, the HBO drama clearly still reigns supreme in that measurement; if that wasn’t enough, consider its incredible 4.8 demo rating! There are almost no other shows out there, save for The Walking Dead, that get anywhere close to getting that number in 2017. As a matter of fact, here’s a fun fact — or a fact that is at least pretty fun to us — these past two episodes generated better demo ratings than a couple of Walking Dead installments last season. This is not something that’s happened, premieres and finales aside, at any point over the years. The dragons are CLEARLY starting to gain on the zombies.
What about Ballers season 3?
We actually haven’t discussed the Dwayne Johnson comedy all that much in the ratings yet, but we were super-curious to see how it fares given that its numbers are given that it benefits heavily from having Game of Thrones as a lead-in.
As expected, the numbers for season 3 are up enormously: The first two episodes for the show averaged a 1.2 demo rating and over 2.5 million viewers, which are increases of more than 100% from the second season, which aired after The Night Of the majority of its run. These lead-ins do matter, given that Silicon Valley saw its ratings fall more than 50% this past season — otherwise known as the first season it didn’t air after Game of Thrones. (Photo: HBO.)
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