For the first time since Season 2 an episode of
aired on Memorial Day weekend, and the numbers say there is a good reason why HBO tried to avoid this holiday in the past. The numbers are in, and they have dropped significantly compared to previous weeks: 5.40 million people watched the first airing of episode 507. The drop in Season 2 was 12 per cent from the episode before, this time it’s 13 per cent.
The repeat at 11 pm has registered on the charts with an additional 0.8 million people watching, for a total of 6.2 million. NBA playoff garnered a lot of attention last week and outpaced
Any good news in all that? Well, even with the fall, the number last week matches the records from Season 3. The perfect storm has now subsided, and there is nowhere to go but up. I expect the last three episodes of Season 5 will bring better ratings and more of an appointment television feeling than the earlier part of the current season.
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We live in 2015.I don’t even own a TV.For many years.Most of my friends and coworkers too.And people who still own a TV and cable(generally older folks) still can’t watch something at a certain moment,they will watch when they will have the time.We can’t organize our lives around cable,this system is dated.It just has no place in 21st century.
The rating drop isn’t surprising considering it was memorial day weekend but I don’t think they will rebound that much. The show is not going to comeback and match the highs of last season. It just doesn’t have the hit quality to it that last season had to keep it a blockbuster series. Even episodes like the recent one or episode 5 which get mostly rave reviews from passionate fans of the show still get mixed reactions from the general audience and a lot of “boring” comments. I don’t really blame them, I still really enjoy the show but the plot isn’t as captivating as it used to be. I don’t only blame the show for that because the books have the same issue. There needed to be cuts and alterations to make it work on TV and some show changes have been good but I also think it could certainly be done better.
One plot in particular has bugged me since it has fallen flat this season after a fairly decent start the is the Kings Landing story. That was one of the few plots in AFFC/ADWD that would translate great to TV as is. Some changes would be understandable but unlike some of the other arcs there was no reason to alter so much of the Kinds Landing plot. The show version of the Margery/Cersei feud and Kings Landing plotline is a dumbed down version that lacks the drama, suspense, and intrigue of the book.
You’re right, there’s no reason to particularly worry about these ratings. It was memorial day. i expect ratings will increase for each of the last three seasons.
1. The show was always going to reach a peak, and it does seem we have just passed that peak. Why people kept thinking it would continue to grow is beyond me.
3. This is why D&D want to finish in 8 or 9 seasons. people get bored easily. I’m sure most of the audience will see the series out at 7 or 8 seasons, but if they knew that we’re only just coming up to half way, no way!
Edit: I’m sure there will be a bit of scaremongering and hyperbole with this thread, so I’m going to check out, but seriously there’s nothing to worry about. They aren’t going to cancel the series or anything.
Somehow I doubt we’d get a lesson on the irrelevancy of the “dated” ratings system or the reminder that holiday weekend occurred in America if Game of Thrones drew a 7 or 8 or even a 6 this past weekend. Somehow I doubt we’d get a post (which we all know is coming soon) referencing the piracy numbers and how they serve as proof the show is a smash hit if Game of Thrones drew a 7 or 8 or even a 6 this past weekend.
While that may be true for much of TV, many people consider Game of Thrones an event show, and make a point of watching it live.
Yeah on KL. It seems like pretty much every Unsullied recapper found Cersei’s downfall blatantly obvious and easy to predict. It was more interesting and nuanced in the book.
I was surprised they aired on Memorial Day weekend, too. I thought this was the traditional time out time, and it seemed like a good time considering the Sansa controversy, which, it seems fair to say, is probably going to have a halo effect on the show going forward.
Yes,I understand that verry well.But as I said,I don’t even have a TV.And allot of people of my generation are the same.Times change.I have no use for a TV,what should I do with it?Decorate?I can buy a painting for that.
People need to stop making excuses, first it was the leaks and now it is about how the times have changed people don’t watch TV live anymore, DVRs, HBOgo, etc. Those things didn’t stop the show from putting up huge ratings last season or this season premiere getting 8m viewers. The only difference is that there was no HBONow last season but I don’t think HBONow is that successful to be blamed for the the ratings drop.
This season hasn’t engaged audiences like the previous few so the ratings are down, that is the real reason. This shouldn’t be surprising because the show is now in AFFC/ADWD material.
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