Westworld US ratings down from season 1
The sci-fi series has lost some viewers in season 2.
Ratings for HBO series Westworld are down compared to the first season.
The finale of the second season of the show aired on Sunday in the US and Monday in the UK, with US rating tracker Nielsen claiming that fewer people viewed the season overall.
Nielsen reported that 1.6 million viewers tuned in to watch the season 2 finale - 30% less than the season 1 finale.
Overall, viewership for season 2 was reportedly down 14% compared to season 1.
Whilst this is unlikely to make HBO cancel the show (since season 3 has already been commissioned), it does show that the audience is gradually letting go of the show.
Westworld season 2 saw the mystery and sci-fi weirdness ramped up alongside different timelines, making it tough to follow if you weren’t paying attention.
This suggests that the show is shedding its more casual viewers, with only the hardcore still sticking around to see how the series pans out.
Westworld is HBO’s 4th most-watched current series behind Game of Thrones, True Detective and Ballers, so it’s still bringing viewers to the platform.
In the UK, the series has been a big draw for Sky Atlantic, which owns rights to all HBO’s shows.
Westworld will return for a third season but may not be out until 2020, with the second season taking 2 years to be released.
You can watch all of Westworld on NOW TV Entertainment Pass right now.
Source: Screen Rant