The title of the post notwithstanding, I have no idea what effect the fact that Sunday was Mother’s Day had on the numbers. Nielsen has measured that the first airing of Game of Thrones S5 episode five was seen by 6.56 million viewers, which is the lowest number this season. Nevertheless, the show comfortably won the night once more.
The performance has been largely steady this season – with the notable exception of the premiere with its almost 8 million viewers, which is particularly impressive. Was that a fluke? A perfect storm? Let’s see what the rest of the season will bring: there is room for growth when it comes to this favourite pet metrics of ours, as long as the viewers are motivated enough to see the latest episode as soon as possible.
What do you think will happen next week, then? No holiday and no leaks this time, and the preceding episode was a doozy (if you belong to that particular school of prognosticators). Discuss below, as always.