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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'Thrones' Assumes Another High; 'Vikings' Bows Out

History's First Scripted Series Finishes Season With 3.6 Million Viewers While 'GoT' Boosts ‘Veep' 4/30/2013 9:17 AM Eastern

The season finale of History's Vikings drew 3.6 million total viewers on Sunday at 10 p.m., down 5% from the prior week's episode, according to Nielsen ratings. 



Its finale was down 42% when compared to its season premiere that aired out of The Bible. In the demos, the episode delivered 1.8 million adults 25-54 and 1.7 million adults 18-49. 



In its first season, Vikings is averaging 4.3 million total viewers, two million adults 25-54 and 1.8 million adults 18-49. History has already renewed the series for a 10-episode second season to premiere in 2014.



HBO's Game of Thrones hit a series high for the third consecutive week, drawing 5.3 million viewers at 9 p.m. and 6.7 million viewers for the night. Season-to-date, Thrones is averaging 13.4 million viewers, tracking 16% higher than its second season.



At 10 p.m., Veep hit a season high 1.3 million viewers, averaging 1.7 million viewers across its two plays.

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