'Game of Thrones' is now most popular show in HBO’s history, tops 'The Sopranos'

By Daniel S Levine,

In today’s obvious news, Game of Thrones is now officially the most popular show in the history of HBO. The show’s current fourth season has just surpassed The Sopranos as the most-watched season for the pay-TV network.

HBO announced Thursday that Game of Thrones’ fourth season has averaged 18.4 million viewers across all platforms and following airings of the episodes. That just squeaks past the 2002 season of The Sopranos, which earned an average gross audience of 18.4 million viewers.

In addition, the new season easily surpassed the third season of the show, which had an average gross audience of 14.4 million viewers.

The next episode of Game of Thrones, which is based on the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin, airs on Sunday, June 8. The season finale airs on Sunday, June 15. You can check out our recap of the latest episode here.

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are the showrunners, overseeing the expansive storyline.

Game of Thrones has already been renewed for fifth and sixth seasons, so today’s news is just further evidence that the show should be picked up for a seventh season, too.

image courtesy of Roger Wong/INFphoto.com

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