Warner Bros. Entertainment CEO Kevin Tsujihara is happy with HBO’s new series “Westworld,” so happy that he’s determined to turn it into the cable network’s next big “Game of Thrones”-level success.
Speaking at the Credit Suisse Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in Phoenix on Tuesday, Tsujihara says:
“I am really, really excited about the opportunity that we potentially have with ‘Westworld’. If you look at the viewer data on ‘Westworld,’ its first year viewing on all platforms is greater than ‘Game of Thrones.’ I am not saying it’s ‘Game of Thrones.’ I am not saying it’s going to be ‘Game of Thrones. But if gives you a context of where it sits this first year that just finished this week”
“Westworld” drew three million or more viewers across multiple platforms in its maiden season and Tsujihara believes television and episodic programming is one of the biggest areas for his studio to score revenue and profit in the near future.