Game of Thrones‘ old ratings record has been put to shame.
Sunday’s finale — which featured the degradation of Cersei and the death of you-know-who — attracted a series-high 8.1 million viewers, according to TVBytheNumbers. That trumps the Season 5 premiere’s then-record breaking 8 million viewers. It’s also up 1 million viewers versus the Season 4 finale (7.1 million).
In the 18-49 demo, the finale was actually off a tenth from its April opener, scoring a 4.1 rating.