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

00:05, Wednesday, 30 August, 2017
‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Finale Breaks Series Ratings Records

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.

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