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HBO renews ‘Game of Thrones’

April 19, 2011 at 11:06 am by xoanon  - 

HBO has picked up a second season of fantasy series “Game of Thrones” on the heels of solid numbers for Sunday’s premiere. Genre shows have been popular with young adults over the past year, with HBO’s “True Blood” and AMC’s “The Walking Dead” often beating their broadcast competition in adults 18-49.

On its opening night, “Thrones” drew 2.2 million viewers in its regular 9 o’clock slot, and then added another 1.2 million for its quickie repeat at 10:05 p.m. (where it likely picked up viewers following the completion of the Boston-New York NBA playoff game on TNT). Throw in the 11:15 p.m. airing (800,000) and “Thrones” drew 4.2 million viewers, according to HBO. More..

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2 responses to “HBO renews ‘Game of Thrones’”

  1. JamieCTA says:

    As a big fan of the books I loved ep 1 and am definitely glad to see the greenlight for season 2. All this ASOIAF news and Hobbit news at once the past year or so has been overwhelmingly awesome.

  2. Jason Surber says:

    HBO likes to do things like that, base everything of the premiere. HBO has done a great job with the series so far, but they have nipped it a bit from the book, shortening things here and there. They have also done an amazing job on HBO GO with their interactive site for Game of Thorns as well. Working for DISH for a number of years I have seen the trend of providers and distributors to give subscriber’s more alternative options to watch shows. DISH online now has HBO and MAX GO on the site, and Game of Thrones also streams there as well.

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