‘Game of Thrones’ season 6, episode 2 ratings down (but still strong)

LogoWant to get the good news or the bad news when it comes to the ratings for “Game of Thrones” Sunday night? Well, we’re going to start with the bad just because we like to end on more of a high note. Plan your own reading according.

Sunday night’s new episode entitled “Home” drew in total a 3.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic, an impressive figure no matter how you slice it since it was more than double the top demo rating for anything on network TV Sunday. Think about this further by remembering that you have to pay extra for HBO; also, these are just the Nielsen numbers and don’t include the wide array of other ways that people watch Jon Snow and company.

However, this does mark a small drop from the season 6 premiere. Maybe there are some caveats there since with the premiere, given that it aired on a free preview weekend and that gave the network the biggest possible pool of exposure.

Now, the good news: This ratings helps to give season 6 more of an edge over season 5 in the way that the premiere did. The second episode of season 5 drew a 3.6 rating, so we’re not looking at a situation yet where there are fewer people watching this show live than the year before. This is something that another cable behemoth in “The Walking Dead” ran into during season 6, but “Game of Thrones” does not run into near as much overexposure as the other show does, largely because there are only ten episodes here and therefore it feels like a little bit more of an event when this show is actually on.

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