Ratings: Game of Thrones Season 5 Breaks 20 Million-Viewer Barrier

Season 5 of HBO’s Game of Thrones thus far has averaged 19.8 million weekly viewers with DVR, On Demand and HBO Go/Now playback folded in, and thus is poised to cross the 20 million threshold once all the heads are lopped counted.

Thrones‘ latest run thus stands as its most watched to date, besting the 19.1 million who consumed Season 4 episodes.

Also on the upside at HBO are Silicon Valley (up 3 percent to 6 million weekly viewers), Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (up 14 percent to 4.6 million viewers), Real Time With Bill Maher (up a tick to 4 million viewers) and Vice (which just wrapped its most watched season, averaging 3 million viewers).

Veep, however, dipped 9 percent in Season 4, averaging 4.1 million weekly viewers.

Among HBO’s summer fare, True Detective‘s Season 2 opener thus far has drawn 11.8 million viewers, up almost 1.5 mil versus its series launch after the same span of time. Ballers (8.3 mil) delivered HBO’s most watched half-hour debut episode since Hung (2009), while The Brink‘s premiere thus far has amassed 6.2 million viewers.