‘Game Of Thrones’ Episode 4 Got 11.8 Million Viewers For Initial Airing On HBO

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The latest “Game of Thrones” episode put up some big TV ratings.

According to The Hollywood Reporter Tuesday, 11.8 million people tuned in for the initial airing on HBO Sunday night of “The Last of the Starks.” The number doesn’t include streaming on HBOGO or HBO NOW. Despite the huge numbers, it was two percent decrease from episode three. (RELATED: These Are The Sexiest Photos Of ‘Game Of Thrones‘ Star Emilia Clarke On The Internet)

I can’t say I’m surprised by the big numbers. I’m most certainly not. People are tuning in for the final run of the epic saga.

The number will also only go up once the streaming numbers come in. That should put it north of 17 million, which is just an absurd number for any cable show.


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I can’t wait to see how many people watch the final season once we’re a few months down the road and people catch up. Believe it or not, I actually know somebody not watching a single episode from season eight until they’re all out. I’m sure there are more like her. Call it in insane, but people are actually doing it. (RELATED: ‘Game Of Thrones‘ Is Excellent In New Episode ‘The Last Of The Starks’)

The “Game of Thrones” season seven had more than 30 million viewers of the premiere when it was all said and done in the numbers from August 2017.

Again, they’re only going to go higher and higher as more time passes. That much is a fact.


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Make sure to tune in this Sunday for episode five. There should be plenty of bloodshed, and check back for the numbers once the streaming ones come in.

We all know it’s just going to elevate, and I can’t wait to see the final results.

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