Sunday’s “Game of Thrones” Season 6 finale broke the series’ TV ratings record.
For starters, the HBO epic scored a 4.3 rating in the key 18-49 demographic, according to Nielsen’s live-plus-same-day metric. The show had hit a 4.0 twice earlier this season.
The drama landed 8.89 million total viewers on Sunday, also besting its former high-water mark. That sum was the 2015 Season 5 finale’s 8.11 million overall audience members.
Here is how the other “Game of Thrones” season finales compare on a more-rounded basis, per the same “live” metric:
Season 1: 3.0 million viewers
Season 2: 4.2 million viewers
Season 3: 5.4 million viewers
Season 4: 7.1 million viewers
TheWrap will post the Season 6 finale’s seven-day delayed viewing numbers when it is available.
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