‘Game of Thrones’ ratings dip against playoffs

Last night’s Battle of Castle Black episode delivered 6.9 million viewers at 9 p.m., down from last week’s all-time peak tie of 7.2 million. Through the night, the episode got 8.1 million over the two plays. Thrones faced heavier than usual summer competition with high-rated NBA playoffs on ABC, along with the Miss USA pageant on NBC and the Tony Awards on CBS.
For our coverage of last night’s “The Watchers on the Wall,” here’s our recap, our interview with director Neil Marshall on pulling off the big battle and our interview with last night’s departing castmember.

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