Ratings: Game of Thrones Breaks Its Viewership Record... Again

Game of Thrones Ratings Season 7 Episode 5 Eastwatch

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“Eastwatch,” Sunday’s installment of HBO’s fantasy drama. attracted 10.72 million viewers, our sister site Deadline reports. That number breaks the series’ previous record — earned by this season’s “The Spoils of War” — of 10.2 million. In addition, the hour earned a 5.0 rating in the coveted 18-49 demo — also a record high.

Among myriad other developments, the jam-packed episode reintroduced a key character not seen in seasons, seemed to put a fine point on a question fans have debated for years and reunited two fan-favorite characters who’d been apart for some time.

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