Today in show business news: Ryan Lochte's new show is not a hit, Game of Thrones definitely is, and Shia LaBeouf keeps getting work for some reason.
Sunday night saw the premiere of Olympic swimbo Ryan Lochte's new E! reality show What Would Ryan Lochte Do? and it did not go well. I guess no one really cared what Ryan Lochte would do! Who Will Ryan Lochte Do? might have been better, some sort of game show with a sexy prize for one lucky winner. But as is? Disaster. Had this been a race he wouldn't even have been close to meddling. The show brought in only 807,000 viewers in its first airing, way down from its "Ryan Seacrest interviews the Kardashians" lead-in. So I guess the good-looking guys don't always win! Ryan Lochte is dead in the water and Don Draper is in free fall. Not good, guys. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Everything's going great in Westeros, though. Sunday night's Game of Thrones episode broke yet another ratings record, reeling in 4.9 million people in its initial 9 p.m. broadcast. That's pretty darn good! We'll see how long the show can keep growing, as the plot ges ever more complicated and certain characters, er, cease to exist. But I don't really see the show peaking anytime soon. HBO shows can be a slow burn, and here, about halfway through its third season, Game of Thrones seems in prime position. But I don't know, maybe people are loyal enough fans of whosie and whatsie that once they're gone, along with some other folks, the audiences will disappear. Seems unlikely though. It's only going to get more interesting this season. Well for most people, anyway. [Entertainment Weekly]