Posted by : yankeesrj12 Tuesday, April 23, 2013
How high will it go? A new episode of HBO's Game of Thrones raced to a new series high with 4.87 million viewers and 2.6 demo. That is up two tenths from the previous series high, which was set just last week. It's lead out, Veep, dropped from last weeks premiere to 1.11 million viewers and 0.6 demo.
Vikings on History continues to prove itself worthy of renewal. The series jumped to its best numbers without the lead in of mega-hit, The Bible. Sunday nights episode put up 3.85 million viewers and 1.4 demo, up two tenths from last weeks episode. History, you officially have a hit on your hands.
Over on Bravo, The Real Housewives of Atlanta performed well once again, despite having much media attention. The latest episode was watched by 3.75 million viewers and a 1.8 demo.
The NBA is now in playoff mode, so each night I will post the highest rated game on each network that aired a game (if the data is available). The 7pm game on TNT grabbed 4.90 million viewers and 2.3 demo, defeating everything on broadcast, which is a very good start for the playoffs.
Lifetimes power combination of Army Wives and The Client List attracted 2.58 million viewers and 0.9 demo and 2.11 million viewers and 0.8 demo, respectively. While The Client List is holding a good portion of its lead in, I believe it grew out of its lead in last season. Either way, its still a solid performer.
AMC's Mad Men continued to fall, this time to 2.40 million viewers and 0.9 demo. That represents a drop of one million viewers in just two weeks (its season premiere had 3.4 million). When will the bleeding stop?
Finally, over on E!, they had little to celebrate. E! News Special (featuring a Kardashian family interview with Ryan Seacrest) totaled 1.49 million viewers and 0.7 demo. Not a great showing, but solid. The series premiere of What Would Ryan Lochte attracted only 807,000 viewers and 0.4 demo, despite a huge advertising campaign and solid lead in. Surprisingly, the season premiere of Married to Jonas actually grew out of its lead in, posting 999,000 viewers and 0.5 demo.