A new show that is carrying some high expectations at HBO came through for the pay-cable channel on premiere night Sunday, when “Westworld” drew an audience of 3.3 million total viewers across cable and digital platforms, according to Variety.
“That makes it the best debut for a new HBO show since 2014’s premiere of ‘True Detective,’ which also drew 3.3 million viewers multiplatform,” Variety reports. “’Westworld’ also more than doubled the live-plus-same day multiplatform viewing for HBO’s last new drama, ‘Vinyl,’ which drew 1.4 million viewers.
“Vinyl” has since been canceled.
Variety adds: “The premiere numbers for ‘Westworld’ are strong, but not yet near the neighborhood of HBO’s most popular show, ‘Game of Thrones,’ which HBO claimed in data provided to USA Today in June averaged 23.3 million viewers across all platforms for its sixth season.”