Tuesday, April 23, 2024

HBO Says “Dragon” Ratings Increased 2% in Second Week of Sunday Night Viewing


HBO says linear viewing of the second episode “The House of the Dragon” was up 2% from last week.

That’s 200,000 people, because the first week was 10 million. The second is 10.2 million.

The channel says with delayed viewing, 25 million watched the first episode over 7 days.

According to Nielsen, around 2 million watched the first episode just on HBO on Sunday night. The rest would come from HBO Max and streaming.

Last night’s episode’s actual numbers will be out tomorrow, at least those for HBO. HBO Max and streaming doesn’t publish numbers.

Still, we know that “Dragon” is a hit. Barely 10 million people watched network TV Sunday night. What were they doing?

PS Early numbers for MTV’s VMA Video Music Awards were 610,000 on the CW Network. The rest of the totals will come in Tuesday for all the MTV cable channels. That’s pretty much the same as last year, which was way down to an all time low.

Roger Friedman
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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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