Netflix has long kept its ratings and streaming numbers carefully guarded, but Nielsen was recently able to release viewer ratings for the latest season of Orange Is the New Black. And the numbers are impressive. 6.7 million people watched the season premiere between June 17th (its premiere date) and June 19th. 5.9 million people watched the second episode in the same period.
Fortune explains, “Those numbers would put OITNB firmly among the most-watched cable programs in that same time-period, when HBO’s Game of Thrones was the highest-rated cable program with more than 10.3 million viewers for its June 19 episode, according to Nielsen’s count of live viewing plus DVR-watching over the course of three days. Episodes of two TNT programs, Rizzoli & Isles and Major Crimes, each pulled in roughly 5.8 million viewers during the same period to finish second among cable shows.”
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