Cable ratings: ‘Game of Thrones’ season 6 surges; ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ falls

Dany -We feel like the vast majority of “Game of Thrones” ratings conversation tends to revolve around what the show draws in the premiere, but this season, what is almost more remarkable is the incredible consistency the show has had week to week.

There tends to be a tendency for series to lose a little bit of steam once you get to the third or the fourth episode of a season, but that’s not happening here! As a matter of fact, this past episode entitled “Book of the Stranger” ended up drawing in total a 3.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic, an enormous figure that is down only a tenth of a demo point from the season 6 premiere. It’s also a nice from the 3.6 rating the show received for the fourth episode of season 5.

As a whole, season 6 is to date up more than 8% from the season before, and that is something that you don’t often seen for a show this far into its run. It’s up more than 10% in total viewers, with close to 7.6 million watching live every week.

Fear the Walking Dead” – We do love to give the ratings on another franchise show to go along with the HBO epic, but the news isn’t as great here. The zombie spin-off drew a 1.9 rating for its most-recent episode Sunday against “Game of Thrones.” This marks the first time that the show has drawn loser than a 2.0. We’re not in any way worried about the show’s future so long as it stays in the 1.5-or-higher range, but it does show the strength of the flagship show in some ways is the source material that is already out there.

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