'Game of Thrones' ratings hit another new record high Sunday

By Daniel S Levine,

The latest episode of Game of Thrones set yet another record high for HBO’s popular series, based on the George R.R. Martin novels. It has been on a roll this season, especially after the latest major character death.

“First of His Name” drew 7.2 million viewers for its 9 p.m. debut airing, reports Entertainment Weekly. The network continued airing the show throughout the night, so it totaled 8.7 million viewers for the night.

That blew away everything on the major broadcast networks Sunday night. CBS barely averaged more viewers overall with 8.99 million in total.

This is the third week in a row that Game of Thrones has set a new ratings record. With HBO also including the show on HBO Go, the show is averaging 17.8 million viewers in total, including all platforms. That’s up 24 percent from last season, notes EW.

Silicon Valley’s first airing had 1.8 million viewers, while Veep drew 1 million. John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight was up to 1.2 million viewers.

You can check out our recap of “First of His Name” right here.

Game of Thrones airs every Sunday night at 9 p.m.



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