Cable Ratings: The Killing Premiere Takes a Hit, Shameless Ends Season 2 on a High Note
The Killing‘s second season premiere Sunday averaged 1.8 million viewers, down from the 2.3 million that tuned in for the controversial Season 1 finale last year.
An AMC insider notes, however, that when compared to last season’s average among the show’s core audience of adults 25-54, the episode was down a minimal .8 percent.
Elsewhere on the cable ratings front, Sunday’s Season 2 finale of Shameless garnered 1.45 million viewers at 9 p.m. and 2 million when counting in replays during the night, besting last year’s finale by 26 and 33 percent, respectively.
Ratings for Game of Thrones‘ Season 2 opener are expected on Tuesday.Follow @MichaelAusiello