HBO’s "Game of Thrones" held steady for its second episode, avoiding a second-week ratings drop, reports EW.com’s Inside TV blog.
The second episode, which aired Sunday at 9 p.m., was viewed by 2.2 million viewers, matching the series’ debut the previous week.
That’s mostly good news for the pay cable network, because there was concern that viewers might tune in for the first episode and decide the fantasy-based series wasn’t to their liking. On the other hand, the series didn’t grow its audience from week one, either.
The premiere episode, meanwhile, climbed to 6.8 million viewers because of repeat airings on HBO and through its on-demand service.