Westworld Ratings Dropped3 months ago by Jaclyn Mcintyre in TV News, REVIEWS, Trending
Westworld aired its last episode of Season 2 this past Sunday, with numbers that dropped since season 1.
Sunday’s finale had 1.6 million viewers and a 0.6 rating in adults between the ages of 18 and 49 in the Nielsen Live+Same Day ratings. The season dropped about 30% less viewers and 40% in demo in it’s finale show compared to the last season’s finale which drew 2.2 million viewers and a 1.0 rating.
HBO estimates that Season 2 of the show will average 10 million viewers per episode when the final numbers are calculated. Those numbers are definitely nothing to scoff at, especially for a premium cable show. Still, HBO previously said that Season 1 of the show averaged 13.2 million viewers per episode, meaning its multi-platform decline is in line with the fall off it has seen in the live rating.
Most of the cast from Season 1 returned to their roles in Season 2 such as, Evan Rachel Woods, Thandie Newton, Ed Harris, Jimmi Simpson, Jeffery Right, James Marsden, and Tessa Thompson. There were also some new faces to join the cast; Gustaf Skarsgård, Jonathan Tucker, Fares Fares, Katja Herbers, Peter Mullan, Rinko Kikuchi, and Kiki Sukezane.
Westworld’s first season, was nominated for 22 Emmys and won 5.
Westworld was created for television by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, who serve as executive producers with J.J. Abrams, Richard J. Lewis, Roberto Patino, Athena Wickham and Ben Stephenson. Kilter Films and Bad Robot Productions produce in association with Warner Bros. Television.