Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Another Round for "Game of Thrones".....
After a quick look at the solid if unspectacular viewer ratings for Sunday's premiere episode, HBO renewed Game of Thrones for a second season. Deadline.com reported that the network "invested in elaborate sets and designs in re-creating the world from George R.R. Martin's books, so a second season was considered a sure thing."
For its debut 9 p.m. airing, Game of Thrones drew 2.2 million viewers. "Encouragingly, in its second airing Sunday, Game of Thrones drew 1.2 million viewers, 60% of its premiere audience.... The highly watched NBA playoff games are considered a culprit for the depressed levels at 9 p.m. and the spiked viewership for the rerun. Overall, the premiere of Game of Thrones averaged 4.2 million viewers on Sunday for the three airings," Deadline.com wrote.
"We are delighted by the way David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have brought George R.R. Martin’s amazing book series to the screen, and thrilled by the support of the media and our viewers," said Michael Lombardo, HBO's head of programming.