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Game of Thrones: Season Two Ratings

season two ratings Game of ThronesHere are the most recent TV ratings for Game of Thrones on HBO. The TV show’s ratings are the best way to tell if it will be cancelled or renewed for a third season. The second season of 10 episodes of Game of Thrones airs Sunday nights.

The show is based on A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels (the first is titled A Game of Thrones). The current cast includes Aidan Gillen, Alfie Allen, Carice van Houten, Emilia Clarke, Gwendoline Christie, Iain Glen, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Jack Gleeson, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Liam Cunningham, Maisie Williams, Michelle Fairley, Natalie Dormer, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Richard Madden, Rory McCann, Rose Leslie, Sophie Turner, and Stephen Dillane.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season two averages: 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.80 million total viewers.

Episode 02-10: Sunday, 06/03/12
2.2 in the demo (+38% change) with 4.20 million total viewers (+24% change).
Season average: 1.91 in the demo with 3.80 million.

Episode 02-09: Sunday, 05/27/12
1.6 in the demo (-20% change) with 3.38 million total viewers (-12% change).
Season average: 1.88 in the demo with 3.75 million.

Episode 02-08: Sunday, 05/20/12
2.0 in the demo (+5% change) with 3.86 million total viewers (+5% change).
Season average: 1.91 in the demo with 3.80 million.

Episode 02-07: Sunday, 05/13/12
1.9 in the demo (-5% change) with 3.69 million total viewers (-5% change).
Season average: 1.90 in the demo with 3.79 million.

Episode 02-06: Sunday, 05/06/12
2.0 in the demo (+5% change) with 3.88 million total viewers (-1% change).
Season average: 1.90 in the demo with 3.80 million.

Episode 02-05: Sunday, 04/29/12
1.9 in the demo (+6% change) with 3.90 million total viewers (+7% change).
Season average: 1.88 in the demo with 3.79 million.

Episode 02-04: Sunday, 04/22/12
1.8 in the demo (0% change) with 3.65 million total viewers (-3% change).
Season average: 1.90 in the demo with 3.79 million.

Episode 02-03: Sunday, 04/15/12
1.8 in the demo (-5% change) with 3.77 million total viewers (0% change).
Season average: 1.90 in the demo with 3.79 million.

UPDATE: HBO has renewed the series for a third season of 10 episodes.

Episode 02-02: Sunday, 04/08/12
1.9 in the demo (-5% episode-to-episode change) with 3.76 million total viewers (-3% change).
Season average: 1.95 in the demo with 3.77 million.

Episode 02-01: Sunday, 04/01/12
2.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.86 million total viewers.
Season average: 2.00 in the demo with 3.86 million.

It was a huge return for the fantasy series. The season two premiere outperformed the series debut by 122% in the demo (vs a 0.9 rating) and 74% in total viewers (vs 2.22 million).


Reference point: Season one of Game of Thrones averaged a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.52 million total 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 like Game of Thrones TV series? How many seasons do you think it should reasonably run?

 

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Tyrion September 5, 2012 at 8:09 am

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The TV show’s ratings are the best way to tell if it will be cancelled or renewed for a third season.
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Wrong… It’s HBO they only care a little about ratings, and if they do they care about total individual viewers during all airings, not just those who saw the initial airing which is the number you gave.
The public and critics hype (and awards) of the show is at least as much a factor in the potential renewal of a serie for HBO, and on that front GoT has become their best provider, so unless something goes really wrong we should see the end of the story on HBO (between 8 and 10 seasons as the last 2 books will likely be very big).

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Matt August 9, 2012 at 5:38 am

Probably one of the best T.V. shows currently available. The series stays true to the novels which is a good move, considering how fantastic the novels are. Seeing as there will (eventually) be 7 novels in the series, I can see Game of Thrones lasting 7-8 solid seasons.

Now we just need Mr Martin to finish up those last two novels before the HBO series overtakes his writing.

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Liz April 26, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Loved the series

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Porfarmer April 25, 2012 at 5:54 am

I love the series. Read all the books and hope HBO produces all.

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Bizzle April 24, 2012 at 8:24 am

I thought it got WAY more viewers than that??

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Jim April 23, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Best Show on TV, the sole reason I ordered HBO.

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Patrick May 24, 2012 at 7:39 am

Same here Jim, I ordered HBO SOLEY for Game of Thrones… as long as they keep renewing the series till they have covered all the books… then I’ll keep paying for HBO.

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