HBO’s second-biggest series, Game of Thrones, is back. Will the TV show surpass the ratings success of True Blood this year or start to fall instead? We’ll have to wait and see.
Game of Thrones airs on Sunday nights and there are 10 episodes once again. The season’s cast includes Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Richard Madden, Iain Glen, Michelle Fairley, Aidan Gillen, Charles Dance, Liam Cunningham, Stephen Dillane, Carice van Houten, Natalie Dormer, John Bradley, Jack Gleeson, Sophie Turner, Oona Chaplin, Sibel Kekilli, Rose Leslie, James Cosmo, and Jerome Flynn.
Below are the most recent ratings for the third season. The TV show’s ratings are the best way to tell if a series will be cancelled or renewed for another season. These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:
Final season averages: 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.97 million total viewers.
Episode 03-10: Sunday, 06/09/13
2.9 demo rating (+4% change) with 5.39 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 2.61 in the demo with 4.97 million.
Episode 03-09: Sunday, 06/02/13
2.8 demo rating (+8% change) with 5.22 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 2.58 in the demo with 4.92 million.
Episode 03-08: Sunday, 05/19/13
2.6 demo rating (+8% change) with 5.13 million (+6% change).
Season averages: 2.55 in the demo with 4.88 million.
Episode 03-07: Sunday, 05/12/13
2.4 demo rating (-17% change) with 4.84 million (-12% change).
Season averages: 2.54 in the demo with 4.85 million.
Episode 03-06: Sunday, 05/05/13
2.9 demo rating (+4% change) with 5.50 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 2.57 in the demo with 4.85 million.
Episode 03-05: Sunday, 04/28/13
2.8 demo rating (+8% change) with 5.35 million (+10% change).
Season averages: 2.50 in the demo with 4.72 million.
Episode 03-04: Sunday, 04/21/13
2.6 demo rating (+8% change) with 4.87 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 2.42 in the demo with 4.56 million.
Episode 03-03: Sunday, 04/14/13
2.4 demo rating (+4% change) with 4.72 million (+11% change).
Season averages: 2.37 in the demo with 4.45 million.
Episode 03-02: Sunday, 04/07/13
2.3 demo rating (-4% change) with 4.27 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 2.35 in the demo with 4.32 million.
Episode 03-01: Sunday, 03/31/13
2.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.37 million total viewers.
Season average: 2.40 in the demo with 4.37 million.
Year-to-year, the premiere was up by 20% in the demo (vs a 2.0 rating) and up by 13% in viewership (vs 3.86 million).
Reference point: The second season of Game of Thrones averaged a 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.80 million viewers.
Cable ratings are typically released within a day or so of the show’s airing, except for in the case of weekends and holidays. They are sometimes harder to come by so there may be occasional delays or gaps.
What do you think? Do you still like the Game of Thrones TV series? Do you think it should be renewed for a fourth season?