Ok, Episodes is probably not making any of the Showtime brass smile much, it's numbers have been anemic. But it's a different story for the U.S. adaptation of, which is tracking very well, in fact better early on than the debuts of other Showtime hour-long dramas after three weeks.
When it comes to questions about howis doing for Showtime it's hard to decide what comparisons to make. Comparing it to later seasons of , which set ratings records, doesn't seem fair. Comparing to how other shows did in the first three episodes of their first seasons might not be fair either, but I scrounged up viewing data for the first few episodes of the first seasons of The L Word, , and The Tudors anyway.
The table below looks at the Live+SD viewing for the premiere telecasts (not any of the encores, on demand, etc) for the first three episodes of the first season of each show.
|Show||Week 1 (000)||Week 2 (000)||Week 3 (000)||3 Wk Avg (000)|
is the best performing show on that basis, and it's the only one of the four shows to have more viewers for its third episode than its second.