Per News Reelz:
It has fans divided today and the final season as a whole appears to be very polarizing but that doesn’t mean viewers weren’t glued to their TV screens watching the Game of Thrones series finale. The numbers are finally in and it has broken records for HBO.
“The Iron Throne,” written and directed by David Benioff and D.B Weiss — has broken a record for the now-completed series as well as HBO. 19.3 million viewers tuned in across linear viewing plus HBO Go and HBO Now. The 82-minute long sixth episode of the eighth and final season of the series based on George R.R. Martin’s writings was up over the previous combined high of last week’s “The Bells” by 4.9%.
In just live viewing, the episode drew 13.6 million viewers. It tops the HBO single-episode record of 13.4 million that the Season 4 opener of The Sopranos pulled off 17 years ago. HBO has pegged the last season of GoT as averaging around 44.2 million viewers domestically per episode, up around 10 million from 2017’s Season 7 average. This is across all platforms (live viewing, HBO Go, HBO Now, etc).
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