What Would Ryan Lochte Do? As it so happens, not many people cared enough to find out.
The E! reality series scored a paltry 807,000 viewers during its first outing at 10 p.m. Sunday, according to Nielsen. The heavily promoted vehicle for the Olympic swimmer did see a sizable chunk of its audience in the targeted adults 18-to-49 demographic with 528,000 viewers, but that still only cranks out to a 0.4 rating.
[Warning: Spoilers ahead for Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones, "And Now His Watch Is Ended"]
Daenerys Targaryen, here’s to being on top.
While the other would-be monarchs of HBO's Game of Thrones busied themselves with family squabbles, the last dragon masterfully acquired an army of Unsullied and freed a city of slaves, all without spending so much as a Gold Dragon.
As viewers might have been able to glean from the preview, the next episode of Game of Thrones includes one of the biggest scenes from the books that the HBO series has tackled to date.
"And Now His Watch Is Ended" might not approach the level of season two's "Blackwater" in its non-stop tension, but it comes with some big payoff for fans familiar with the turning point -- and for those completely in the dark.
[Spoilers ahead for Sundays Episode of Game of Thrones, "Dark Wings, Dark Words"]
Jaime and Brienne finally crossed swords on their long journey to King’s Landing.
Game of Thrones is populated with great fighters, but with them flung across the Seven Kingdoms and beyond we don’t often see them go head to head Avengers-style, so it was a treat when the Kingslayer (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and the Maid of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) went at it.
In typical Game of Thrones cast member fashion, Gwendoline Christie and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau are tight-lipped about the events of season three -- and its four-legged guest star -- but they're quick to brag about the unique dynamic they share on screen and in real life.
Facing daunting competition from the Walking Dead season finale and TV's typical Easter evening shrinkage, Game of Thrones returned for its third season Sunday night with 4.4 million viewers, up 4 percent from its previous series high and up 13 percent when compared with its season-two premiere.
Game of Thrones' season three premiere packed quite a bit into 50-some minutes, but that runtime did not include anything of Arya (Maisie Williams), Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) or Jamie (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Brienne (Gwendoline Christie).
Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss feel the pressure to include the vast ensemble in one episode -- while they still can't oblige all of their characters all of the time, they're getting there.
There's been growing concern among fans of HBO's Game of Thrones and its source material, George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels, that the series is catching up to books before they're written. Most recently it was suggested that showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss, privy to Martin's overall plan for the story, eventually might wrap the series before the planned seventh and final book.
Game of Thrones debuted the second official trailer for season three on Sunday night, and the spot departs from its predecessors with a very contemporary soundtrack courtesy of Daft Punk's Tron: Legacy score.
The political intrigue and cruel justice of Game of Thrones isn’t quite as comforting as chicken soup and a warm bed for a sick boy.
In a mashup of epic proportions, The Princess Bride meets the HBO hit, with scenes of a young boy (Fred Savage) and his grandfather (Peter Falk) reading from George R.R. Martin's book as images from Thrones’ first season are shown onscreen.