The Veep series premiere wrangled up 1.4 million viewers in its first airing at 10pm following Game of Thrones and Girls. It then tacked on another 300,000 viewers in a second midnight airing for a total of 1.7 million viewers in its inaugural night. Launching the series during a political year has turned out to be a wise decision.
Veep stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the Selina Meyer, Vice President of the United States. The series co-stars Tony Hale, Reid Scott and Ken Bulcroft.
Speaking of girl power, HBO's Girls held steady from its series premiere a week earlier with 858,000 viewers. Game of Thrones continues to rule cable with 3.7 million viewers, a slight drop from the previous episode's 3.8 million, but not enough for HBO to start worrying.