Ratings – Game Of Thrones Posts Series Highs, Longmire Opens Strong, The Killing Bounces Back

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Sunday night – hereby dubbed the busiest night on cable – saw Game of Thrones leading the pack on the scripted side.

The season two finale of the HBO series was watched by 4.2 million total viewers and scored a 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demo; posting gains of almost 40% compared to the season one finale and marking a new series high for Thrones. Also at HBO, Veep drew in 1.2 million viewers and a 0.6 rating, while Girls hit series highs with 1.1 million total viewers and a 0.6 rating.

The series premiere of Longmire on A&E drew 4.2 million total viewers and a 0.8 rating, making the series A&E’s most watched series premiere amongst total viewers and the best launch for a new series in 2012 in the Adults 25-54 demo. While the third season premiere of A&E’s The Glades drew in 3.1 million total viewers and a 0.9 rating, up 29% in both total viewers and Adults 18-49 compared the the season two finale.

Over at Lifetime, the season four premiere of Drop Dead Diva drew in 2.3 million total viewers and a 0.8 rating, up 10% in both total viewers and Adults 18-49 compared to last years season three finale. Following just after Drop Dead Diva was The Client List. The already renewed series posted 2.1 million total viewers and a 0.8 rating, down 16% in total viewers and 33% in the demo from the series’ last original outing two weeks ago.

AMC’s Mad Men posted gains of 14% in total viewers and 33% in the demo, drawing in 2.4 million total viewers and a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demo. While The Killing drew in 1.7 million total viewers and a 0.5 rating, up 31% and 66%, respectively.