HBO has yet to renew Game of Thrones for a third season. If ratings continue down their current path, a renewal announcement should be coming sooner rather than later.
The second Season 2 Game of Thrones episode, ‘The Night Lands,’ pulled 3.8 million viewers to their couch this past Sunday night. That’s less than a three percent drop from the series high 3.8 million viewers the Season 2 premiere racked up a little over a week ago, and without a single second of tyrant King Joffrey terrorizing his people to boot.
Once you factor in the second showing audience, episode 12 reached a total of 4.9 million viewers on the television.
Looking back at the Season 2 premiere, approximately 7.5 million viewers caught that episode via alternate viewing methods such as HBO Go and On Demand. When the ratings puzzle is put together, over 10 million people are enjoying Game of Thrones on a weekly basis right now, up from the Season 1 average of 9.3 million.
Consider the Game of Thrones Season 3 order as good as done, even if HBO is taking their time making it official.
Be sure to catch a ‘sneak peek of what’s coming up on the next episode of Game of Thrones, What Is Dead May Never Die.’