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The ‘Game of Thrones’ finale smashed every ratings record in HBO history

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Sunday’s finale of Game of Thrones may have sparked intense debate over how one of the biggest TV shows in recent memory drew to a close — but at least it went out on top. The numbers are in, and the official tally is that 13.
Sunday’s finale of Game of Thrones may have sparked intense debate over how one of the biggest TV shows in recent memory drew to a close — but at least it went out on top.
The numbers are in, and the official tally is that 13.6 million viewers watched the initial airing of the show, a number that grows to 19.3 million when you add in replays. What’s so epic about those numbers is that they didn’t just set a Game of Thrones record — that’s better than any episode in HBO history has ever done.
Per a Monday afternoon report from The Hollywood Reporter, the sixth and final episode of Season 8 continued the season’s trend of posting one ratings record after another for the show.

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