TV Teardown #5: Game of Thrones Ratings, The Newsroom, Derek, Louie

Matt and Addison talk about the Game of Thrones picture that the White House tweeted, and then discuss the 7.2 million viewership on the past episode of Game of Thrones. Then they talk about ratings for all TV shows being aired live, vs. on demand viewings. They teardown the Ricky Gervais Netflix series Derek as well as discuss Gervais’ work with Stephen Merchant, and how TV reviewers approach television and what makes good TV vs. bad TV. They wrap up with a brief conversation about House of Cards creator Beau Willimon’s comments about viewer numbers, a discussion on FX’s Louie, and bring up a recurring segment with a slight twist “Why Game of Thrones Sucks.”

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