“Game of Thrones” aired its longest episode to date, and recovered from its second-week ratings dip by hitting new series highs Sunday night.
With its first on-air broadcast of the night, the HBO hit series raked in a massive 5.3 rating in adults 18-49, rebounding from its previous episode’s 4.4 rating to become the show’s second-highest-rated episode ever. The episode’s 12.02 million viewers also mark the show’s second-largest linear audience ever, behind only the 12.07 million that its season seven finale scored.
However, with streaming and replays factored in, the audience for the latest “Thrones” episode grows to an even more impressive, series high 17.8 million viewers, beating the season 8 premiere’s 17.4 million.
Additionally, “Barry” continued to benefit from its “Thrones” lead-in, ticking up from its previous 0.8 to 0.9, making it the night’s second-highest-rated cable show, and marking another series high for the sophomore HBO series. “Veep,” meanwhile, posted its third straight 0.4.
Elsewhere, NBC Sports’ broadcast of the Colorado vs. San Jose NHL semi final game came fifth in the night with a 0.5 and 1.26 million viewers. E!’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” held steady with another 0.4.
Outside of the top 25, Showtime’s “Billions” continued its season-long 0.2 streak, and the season finale of Starz’s “American Gods” held onto its penultimate episode’s 0.1. Simulcast on AMC and BBC America, “Killing Eve” stayed even with another combined 0.2 rating, and managed to rise from its previous episode’s 981,000 total viewers to 1.09 million this time around.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, April 28, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|GAME OF THRONES||HBO||9:03 PM||12,017||5.3|
|RHOA: PORSHAS BABY||BRAVO||8:00 PM||1,467||0.5|
|90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EV||TLC||8:00 PM||1,630||0.5|
|NHL SEMI FINALS – COLORADO/SAN JOSE||NBC SPORTS||7:26 PM||1,257||0.5|
|90 DAY FIANCE: WHAT NOW||TLC||10:03 PM||1,577||0.4|
|KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS||E!||9:00 PM||1,027||0.4|
|LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT||HOME||8:00 PM||1,631||0.4|
|NAKED AND AFRAID||DISCOVERY||8:00 PM||1,300||0.4|
|CARIBBEAN LIFE||HOME||9:00 PM||1,568||0.4|
|WORST COOKS IN AMERICA||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,251||0.4|
|CARIBBEAN LIFE||HOME||9:30 PM||1,651||0.4|
|LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT||HOME||8:30 PM||1,580||0.4|
|SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND||ESPN||11:00 AM||743||0.3|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC||BRAVO||9:00 PM||978||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER LATE||ESPN||11:00 PM||733||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND||ESPN||10:00 AM||701||0.3|
|ON THE CASE WITH PZ||INVEST||10:00 PM||1,299||0.3|
|PREMIER LEAGUE – CHELSEA/MANCHESTER UNITED||NBC SPORTS||11:24 AM||692||0.3|
|LIVE PD PRESENTS: PD CAM||A&E||10:33 PM||1,005||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND||ESPN||9:57 PM||924||0.3|
|LIVE PD PRESENTS: PD CAM||A&E||9:31 PM||1,177||0.3|
|LIVE PD PRESENTS: PD CAM||A&E||9:00 PM||1,150||0.3|
|MLB SUNDAY NIGHT – CLEVELAND/HOUSTON||ESPN||7:00 PM||1,231||0.3|
Source: The Nielsen Company.