‘Game Of Thrones’ Episode 5 Draws 18.4 Million Total Sunday Viewers, Season 8 Averaging 43 Million Viewers Per Episode

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David Hookstead Sports And Entertainment Editor
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We’ve got some updated “Game of Thrones” TV ratings, and they’re absurd.

According to HBO, episode five of the final season had a total of 18.4 million total viewers once streaming on HBO Go and HBO Now were added up. A total of 12.5 million watched the live broadcast on HBO. (RELATED: These Are The Sexiest Photos Of ‘Game Of Thrones‘ Star Emilia Clarke On The Internet)

Both are records for the hit show.


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HBO also revealed Tuesday that the show is averaging a total of 43 million viewers per episode once it’s all said and done, which is simply a mind-boggling number.

That’s nearly double what the NBA finals had when the Warriors clinched the title last season, and it’s nearly 18 million more viewers per episode than Clemson’s win over Alabama generated this season for the college football title. (RELATED: Daenerys Turns Into The Mad Queen In ‘Game Of Thrones‘ Episode ‘The Bells’)

Clearly, people can’t get enough of “Game of Thrones,” and I can’t blame them. It’s one of the greatest shows ever made.

The second to last episode of the series was especially great as we watched Daenerys just torch the world to the ground in unreal fashion.

She was out there murdering people left and right. Something tells me there’s a reckoning on the horizon in the series finale this Sunday on HBO.

If episode five generated record numbers, I can only imagine what the final episode will get. The numbers will probably be outrageous.

Tune in Sunday night to find out how “Game of Thrones” ends. It’s been years in the making, and I know most of you are just as excited as I am.

It’s going to be an excellent time.

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