The “Game of Thrones” finale delivered record viewer numbers for HBO Sunday night, with the show’s premiere in the 9 p.m. hour drawing 8.9 viewers, based on overnight numbers, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The turnout for the season six finale topped the previous record of 8.1 million for the season five finale, the story reports.
“Overall, ‘Thrones’ is also up versus last year, averaging more than 23 million viewers per episode once all forms of viewing are counted (like repeats, streaming, DVR playback, etc),” EW notes. “That’s 15 percent higher than season 5. ‘Thrones’ is one of the very few dramas ever made that manages to grow its audience each season (AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad’ was another).”