HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ & ‘Veep’ Hit New Season Highs

HBO’s entire Sunday night line-up enjoyed strong ratings last night, with both Game of Thrones and Veep reaching new season highs, while Silicon Valley and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver pulled in decent numbers.

Game Of Thrones, which has already been renewed for a further two seasons, pulled in 7.2 million viewers at 9pm, with encores of the episode raising the total viewership for the night to 8.5 million viewers. As noted above that is a new season high for the series, marking the fourth such season high Game Of Thrones has achieved in season 4.

Following behind Thrones at 10pm was tech comedy Silicon Valley which managed 1.7 million viewers for the initial telecast and 2 million viewers for the night as a whole. While the comedy, already renewed for season two, was not able to smash the previous season high, it nevertheless pulled in strong numbers for a HBO comedy.

Leading out of Silicon Valley was Veep, which like Game of Thrones hit a new season high. Last night’s episode managed 1.1 million viewers in its initial telecast, with the encore raising total viewership for the night to 1.5 million viewers.

Finally, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver pulled in strong figures with 1 million viewers tuning in at 11pm. With the encore, the episode attracted a total audience of 1.3 million viewers.