[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”22361″ img_size=”800×450″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]No matter what you thought about the finale of HBO’s long-running and award-winning series Game of Thrones, it has the viewership that makes most shows seem as if they only have a handful of fans. That is said in jest, of course.
About 13.6 million people tuned in to watch the initial broadcast of Season 8 Episode 6, while that number grew to 19.6 million with the repeat and replay watchers. This breaks the record for last week’s episode, which brought in 12.6 million live viewers and 18.4 replay viewers. It’s only season seven’s finale from 2017 which earned a spot in these high of ratings. Game of Thrones averaged about 43 million viewers for each individual episode of season eight.
It was HBO’s The Sopranos that held the previous record for their fourth season’s premiere, which brought in about 13.4 million viewers back in 2001 – before replays and DVR. The series finale for The Sopranos in 2007 garnered 11.9 million viewers.
What did you think of the final episode of this epic series? You can read our recap here.
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