‘Game of Thrones’ premiere sets a viewership Album for HBO

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” lived up to the hype.

The season premiere of this last weekend stands because the event in this cable network’s history that began in 1978.

The Nielsen firm said 17.4 million people saw the Sunday opener to the show’s final season, either dwell on the network in 9 p.m., staged, throughout HBO’s on-demand service or during two reruns which aired after that evening. People who watched can’t be accounted for by nielsen.

HBO’s past high-water mark has been last season’s finale of”Game of Thrones,” making it likely that this new HBO document is going to be eclipsed when the series ends on May 19.

Nielsen stated that 11.8 million people saw the season premiere normally, meaning that it first aired on the network at 9 p.m.

The numbers are very most likely to keep going up; HBO quotes that 32.8 million people watched each episode of this show . Including people who saw months after it aired and repeat viewers.

Once you think that HBO is a service that people have to specifically cover viewership for the show is more impressive. It is available in approximately 35 million households in the USA, or roughly a third of the number.

Tiger Woods’ stirring comeback from the Experts gave CBS its biggest audience for this particular golf tournament in six years, Nielsen stated. Sunday’s final round, which was moved up several hours due to the danger of bad weather Georgia, averaged 10.8 million viewers. The broadcast’s summit came Woods won soon after two p.m. ET, together with 18.3 million viewers.

CBS easily won the week in prime-time, averaging 7.1 million viewers. ABC’d 4.5 million viewers, NBC had 3.7 million, Fox’d 2.3 million, Univision’d 1.3 million, so ION Television had 1.2 million, Telemundo’d 1.1 million along with the CW’d 700,000.

Fox News Channel was the week’s most popular cable network, averaging 2.38 million viewers in prime time. MSNBC’d 1.56 million, HGTV’d 1.182 million, USA had 1.177 million and TNT had 1.11 million.

ABC’s”World News Tonight” topped the evening newscasts by a mean of 7.9 million viewers. NBC’s”Nightly News” was next with 7.5 million and the”CBS Evening News” had 5.5 million viewers.

By the week of April 8-14, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Virginia vs. Texas Tech, CBS, 19.72 million;”NCIS,” CBS, 11.82 million;”Game of Thrones,” HBO, 11.76 million;”60 Minutes,” CBS, 8.72 million;”The Code,” CBS, 8.14 million;”Blue Bloods,” CBS, 8.09 million;”The Voice” (Monday), NBC, 7.62 million;”Survivor,” CBS, 7.6 million;”NCAA Basketball Pre-Game Show,” CBS, 7.47 million;”The Voice” (Tuesday), NBC, 7.32 million.

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HBO’s “Game of Thrones” lived up to the hype. The season premiere of this last weekend stands because the most-watched one-day event in the history of the cable community that began in 1978.

The Nielsen firm said 17.4 million people saw the Sunday opener into the show’s final year, either live on the community at 9 p.m., streamed, through HBO’s on-demand service or during two reruns which aired after that night.

There is a good probability once the series signs off for good that amount will be eclipsed.

Meanwhile, CBS had its main audience for its Experts in six years with Tiger Woods’ stirring comeback.