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GoT draws record audience for HBO

May 21, 2019

Despite the lukewarm reception to the eighth and final season, the last ever episode of Game of Thrones drew19.3 million viewers for HBO in the US on May 19th, making it the most-watched live broadcast in the network’s history

Season eight of the fantasy behemoth averaged 44.2 million viewers per episode when accounting for catch-up viewing.

Prior to Game of Thrones, HBO’s record audience belonged to the finale of The Sopranos which aired way back in 2007.

In the UK, the final episode of Game of Thrones averaged 3.2 million viewers for Sky Atlantic, according to BARB Another 527,000 caught up with the repeat on the evening of May 20th.

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