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HBO's "Wonder Woman" premiere averages 2.81 million viewers, "Here and Now" 541,000
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David
2018-02-13 23:55:01 UTC
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Wonder Woman Did Blockbuster Ratings With Its TV Premiere on HBO
By Josef Adalian

Wonder Woman continues to wow: This weekend’s TV debut of the DC
Comics blockbuster gave HBO its biggest audience for a feature film
premiere in two years, and even managed to outrate cable coverage of
the Olympics. Per Nielsen, 2.809 million viewers caught the pay cable
network’s initial Saturday night telecast of Wonder Woman, outdrawing
NBC Sports Network’s prime-time telecast of the 2018 Winter Games by
about 300,000 viewers. The Gal Gadot–led film drew the biggest
single-day audience for an HBO movie premiere since the Rock’s San
Andreas, which — minus any Olympics competition— attracted a
statistically insignificant 11,000 more viewers (2.820 million) on
February 27, 2016. Wonder Woman also drew more viewers than any of the
other films in the modern DC Comics extended universe, including Man
of Steel (2.374 million), Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2.33
million), and Suicide Squad (2.13 million). A Sunday evening rerun of
the film delivered another 1.6 million viewers, giving HBO its best
Sunday movie ratings since a 2014 encore of Furious 6. None of these
numbers include audiences who chose to DVR HBO’s showings of the film
or who opted to watch via HBO’s streaming platforms, so the actual
viewer tally will end up being much higher.

Unfortunately for HBO, the great Nielsen news didn’t extend to its new
drama Here and Now. Despite getting a massive lead-in from the rerun
of Wonder Woman, producer Alan Ball’s latest effort brought in a mere
541,000 viewers with its linear premiere Sunday. In addition to
ranking behind the opener of the quickly canceled Vinyl (which debuted
to 764,000 viewers in February 2016), Here and Now appears to be one
of — and maybe the — least-watched HBO drama premiere ever, at least
in the post-Sopranos era. While its overall audience number should go
up sharply once DVR replays and multi-platform views get counted —
particularly given its debut opposite the Olympics — the tepid early
response suggests Here and Now may soon be headed six feet under.
Breezy Kildare
2018-02-14 00:06:21 UTC
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Wonder Woman Did Blockbuster Ratings With Its TV Premiere on HBO
By Josef Adalian
Wonder Woman continues to wow: This weekend’s TV debut of the DC
Comics blockbuster gave HBO its biggest audience for a feature film
premiere in two years, and even managed to outrate cable coverage of
the Olympics. Per Nielsen, 2.809 million viewers caught the pay cable
network’s initial Saturday night telecast of Wonder Woman, outdrawing
NBC Sports Network’s prime-time telecast of the 2018 Winter Games by
about 300,000 viewers. The Gal Gadot–led film drew the biggest
single-day audience for an HBO movie premiere since the Rock’s San
Andreas, which — minus any Olympics competition— attracted a
statistically insignificant 11,000 more viewers (2.820 million) on
February 27, 2016. Wonder Woman also drew more viewers than any of the
other films in the modern DC Comics extended universe, including Man
of Steel (2.374 million), Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2.33
million), and Suicide Squad (2.13 million). A Sunday evening rerun of
the film delivered another 1.6 million viewers, giving HBO its best
Sunday movie ratings since a 2014 encore of Furious 6. None of these
numbers include audiences who chose to DVR HBO’s showings of the film
or who opted to watch via HBO’s streaming platforms, so the actual
viewer tally will end up being much higher.
Unfortunately for HBO, the great Nielsen news didn’t extend to its new
drama Here and Now. Despite getting a massive lead-in from the rerun
of Wonder Woman, producer Alan Ball’s latest effort brought in a mere
541,000 viewers with its linear premiere Sunday. In addition to
ranking behind the opener of the quickly canceled Vinyl (which debuted
to 764,000 viewers in February 2016), Here and Now appears to be one
of — and maybe the — least-watched HBO drama premiere ever, at least
in the post-Sopranos era. While its overall audience number should go
up sharply once DVR replays and multi-platform views get counted —
particularly given its debut opposite the Olympics — the tepid early
response suggests Here and Now may soon be headed six feet under.
about 0.9% ... or almost 1% of Americans watched ... "Blockbuster" Ratings! ... 99.1% viewers ... Didn't watch said "Blockbuster" TV show!
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