We wait for “Game of Thrones” ratings from Sunday night. Cable ratings usually don’t come in for 48 hours, so we’ll see if it takes til tomorrow morning.
In the meantime, one indication that the HBO show really conquered Sunday night: the broadcast ratings for CBS’s “NCIS Los Angeles.” Two weeks ago, that show scored 7.5 million viewers from 9 to 10pm Eastern. There was no “GoT.” (Last week, “NCIS Los Angeles was pre-empted for country music awards.)
Last night, “NCIS Los Angeles” slipped to 6.7 million viewers. That’s a huge drop off. Did those 800,000 people de-camp to HBO? Could be they were just sampling “GoT” because there was so much publicity.