‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Finale Breaks Series Ratings Records

“The Dragon and the Wolf” drew 12.1 million live TV viewers, with millions more on HBO streams

Arya Stark Game of THrones

Winter has arrived in Westeros, but HBO remains on a hot streak.

The Season 7 finale of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” hauled in 12.1 million total viewers on TV, with millions more on streams. Adding in HBO Go and Now, Sunday’s tally comes out to a whopping 16.5 million overall audience members.

The 12.1 million number, which is what Nielsen measures, is 13 percent better than the previous record of 10.7 million total viewers. That also-gaudy figure happened two weeks ago.

It is also a giant 36 percent above last year’s finale, which drew 8.9 million total television viewers. This year’s premiere landed 10.1 million viewers, which means Season 7 ended 19 percent higher than it began.

Huge numbers for sure, but that doesn’t make “The Dragon and the Wolf” the most beloved “Game of Thrones” episode to-date. As a matter of fact, it’s currently the poorest reviewed “GoT” season finale so far, according to RottenTomatoes. Not that HBO is complaining.