Monday, April 22, 2024

Sunday Ratings: “Game of Thrones” Holds More Than 9 Mil Viewers, “Twin Peaks” Falls to Lowest Numbers


Sunday cable ratings: HBO’s  “Game of Thrones” second week back was high enough. They scored 9,270,000 viewers. Think of it– at the same time over on NBC, Megan Kelly had just 2,700,000 viewers– and many of them may have been waiting for a dragon to swoop in and end it all. The GoT numbers just wiped out the networks, while many of the “GoT’ cast also got wiped out. This Sunday, Jon Snow meets Danearys, which means another huge showing.

Meanwhile, “Twin Peaks” fell to 219,000 viewers. More people watched a itinerant juggler on my street corner Sunday afternoon. Sunday night’s episode wasn’t coherent, but it was very interesting and packed with revelations– like Shelly and Bobby are the parents of a married young woman named Becky, played by Amanda Seyfried. This means Becky is the granddaughter of the very late Major Briggs. Does this mean anything? Probably not.

In Episode 11, Peggy Lipton made another mute appearance as Norma. Can she not speak? And where all the promised members of the original cast like Sherilyn Fenn, Lara Flynn Boyle, Everett McGill, Chris Mulkey, James Marshall?  And will any of the weird things be explained? (No.) Matthew Lillard’s head was eaten off in Episode 11– what happened to that whole story line?

By the time any of these people show up, the remaining viewers will just be me and David Lynch’s family.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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