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article imageRatings rise for Game of Thrones

By Tim Sandle     Apr 8, 2014 in Entertainment
HBO drama 'Game of Thrones' season four premiere recorded a rating of 6.6 million viewers. This is HBO's highest audience since the final episode of 'The Sopranos' back in 2007.
Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created for HBO by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, the first of which is titled A Game of Thrones.
The series has now begun its fourth season. The premiere episode Two Swords did very well, drawing in 6.6 million viewers. A replay of the first episode at 11pm, two hours later, added another 1.6 million viewers to bring the total ratings figure to 8.2 million.
The ratings smash means that it is now the HBO's most-watched episode since 11.9 million tuned in for the 2007 series finale of The Sopranos, the BBC reports.
The viewer activity was not only confined to watching the show. The Independent reports that 1.9 million Facebook users were talking about the show and there over 2.8 million social media interactions related to it.
Game of Thrones has obtained an exceptionally broad and active international fan base and it has generally received widespread acclaim by critics. As well as recording high viewing figures via HBO, the program has another record: it is the most illegally downloaded TV show of all time.
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