Game of Thrones Season 6 Finale Draws Series-High Ratings

Game of Thrones saw its ratings explode with Sunday’s incendiary finale.

The HBO epic’s Season 6 swan song— which saw a half-dozen pivotal characters die, many of them as in Cersei’s Sept of Baelor massacre — attracted a series-high 8.9 million viewers. That bests the previous record-holder, last summer’s Season 5 finale, which attracted a then-series-high 8.1 million viewers.

In the coveted 18-49 demo, the finale notched a best-ever 4.4 rating, beating the 4.0 the show pulled earlier this season.

Season to date, the HBO juggernaut is averaging 23.3 million weekly viewers across all platforms, up 15 percent vs. Season 5.

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  1. Kevin K says:

    Game of Thrones season finale – best episode ever. It took 70 or 75 minutes of epic proportions.

    • BKL says:

      This was so Epic! I love the story line with Dany. I am hoping for her to de-Throne Cersi! Can’t wait for next season.

  2. Shaun says:

    Big Numbers,well earned too.

  3. MangoMagic says:

    It was amazing. The score, the acting, everything was simply tops. Even though I’ve only ever seen the pilot, I decided to tune in for this season finale. I am so glad I did. The best 1 hour+ of TV I’ve seen in a very long time. The hype seems to be well deserved for GoT.

  4. Christa says:

    I normally record and watch another night, however I KNEW people would be talking about it, so I did not want to be spoiled so I watched it “live” instead :) really glad I did, it was GREAT!!!

  5. Lala says:

    Well deserved numbers…