Ratings: Game of Thrones Return Sets Record

HBO was crowned king of the ratings Sunday night, as Game of Thrones kicked off its second season with record numbers.

The fantasy drama’s much-hyped premiere attracted 3.9 million viewers, its largest audience to date and a 53 percent increase over the show’s Season 1 average.

With Sunday’s encores factored in, Thrones reached a gross audience of 6.3 million viewers on Sunday.