HBO’s Game of Thrones has set a new standard when it comes to television in its sixth season. U.S. viewership has surpassed an average of 23 million viewers per episode when all forms are of viewing are calculated. This calculation includes, DVR recordings, originals and repeats.
The season six finale, “The Winds of Winter,” will be airing on Sunday evening but even without those numbers, this is a 15 percent increase from season five, which held the previous record. Last year’s finale rated as the season’s highest-rated episode. It’s possible that Thrones could once again break their own records.
The show has grown in ratings every season. Despite this, it has been reported that HBO and Thrones producers will be concluding the series, with only 13 more episodes planned. Thrones is set to end in 2018, with only six episodes in the final season. Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have been open about their goal to go out on a creative high note.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly