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Game of Thrones: Season Three Ratings

game of thrones season three ratingsHBO’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.

UPDATE: Game of Thrones has been renewed for a fourth season already.

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?

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Jake of. Westeros June 11, 2013 at 9:52 pm

The most intriguing show on the air.This show surpassed anything
HBO has done including”The Sopranos which became redundant
And took 18 months between seasons.This GOT is an epic in the mold
Of BBC’s production of I Claudius.Need I say more.I’m Jake the first of his name.
So be it!!!


Casey May 1, 2013 at 1:12 pm

This show should absolutely be renewed for a 4th season. It’s one of the best shows on TV right now. The acting is top notch giving the characters a depth in a much shorter time than GRRM managed to do in is wordy books. The same can be said for the script which nicely highlights the main points of the books. PLUS if the series keeps going maybe GRRM will be forced to finish the book series before he dies. Keep it going to the very end. BTW, you can no longer judge a t.v. show by ratings of the original broadcast because so many people record programs they like to watch at their convenience.


Tosh Hortobagyi April 4, 2013 at 9:36 pm

YES!! This show is the highlight of TV shows that are on right now.


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