Westworld Sets Ratings Record Internationally With Sky Atlantic
Good news Westworld fans, Sky Atlantic, which offers HBO’s Westworld to an international, UK audience, set a new ratings record. According to a press release out today, the first episode of Westworld sets a ratings record. They report that “After being watched by an overnight audience of 458,000 on Tuesday, October 4th, more than 1.38 million viewers have taken advantage of catching up on the show flexibility over the following seven days.” In total, the 1.84 million viewers beat the ratings numbers for the debut episode of Game of Thrones. In comparison, the first episode of Game of Thrones managed 1.45 million viewers.
The press release also reported that “the figure will increase even further once viewing through the Sky Go app and online streaming service NOW TV is taken into account.” In fairness, if we look back to 2011, when Game of Thrones started, Sky Atlantic was also just starting out. Some say that Game of Thrones help put Sky Atlantic, and, for UK viewers, HBO on the map. Internationally, HBO’s Westworld plays every Tuesday, at 9:00 PM in the UK on Sky Atlantic.
Sky Atlantic launched in early 2011 and it’s a television channel owned and operated by Sky PLC. The network broadcasts in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Separate channels with the same name also operate in Germany, Italy and Austria.
Below is a cool video capped from Westworld’s second episode courtesy of Sky Atlantic. I’ve also added a number of official photos from the first two episodes of Westworld to our gallery. Finally, you may join likeminded Westworld enthusiasts if you create an account and participate in the forum. I’m sure everyone would like to learn what you think about Westworld. In the weeks ahead, Westworld viewers everywhere will be treated to many expanding storylines, likely ending in a memorable season finale.
— Sky Atlantic (@skyatlantic) October 11, 2016