"The premiere of GAME OF THRONES' fourth season is a whirlwind of an
episode, a blistering bit of scene-setting that moves quickly to bring
the viewer back up to speed on the whereabouts of the show's sprawling
cast of characters." - Joel Eastwood, Toronto Star
TORONTO, April 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadians flocked to Westeros in record
numbers for last night's premiere of Season 4 of HBO's massively
popular epic fantasy series GAME OF THRONES. The Season 4 premiere averaged more than 1.1 millionviewers, winning Sunday as the most-watched television program in Canada
last night. With an increase of 31% over its Season 3 debut, it's the
most-watched season premiere in HBO Canada's history and the
most-watched broadcast on HBO Canada this broadcast year.
Last night's episode of GAME OF THRONES was also a dominant topic on social media, trending nationally on
Twitter last night and into this morning, and trending on Facebook
since yesterday afternoon.
For viewers who have yet to join the Realm, the first episode of Season
4 of GAME OF THRONES is available now on TMN GO, Shaw Go Movie Central app, Bell TV
app, and Telus Optik on the go. Viewers can also watch a
behind-the-scenes teaser entitled Game of Thrones: A Foreshadowing, availablenow onHBOCanada.com.
Premiering Sunday, April 13 at 9 p.m. ET/MT, the second episode of GAME OF THRONES Season Four finds Tyrion lending Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) a hand,
while King Joffrey and Margaery host a celebratory breakfast. Meanwhile
at Dragonstone, Stannis (Stephen Dillane) loses patience with Davos
(Liam Cunningham) and Ramsay (Iwan Rheon) finds a purpose for his pet.
North of the Wall, Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) sees where they now
All new HBO programming premieres day-and-date with HBO in the U.S. The
splendour of Westeros comes to Canada when HBO's GAME OF THRONES®: The Exhibition returns to Toronto`s TIFF Bell Lightbox May 14 - 18 and
premieres in Vancouver at the Pacific National Exhibition August 16 -
September 1 (closed August 18 and 25).
HBO Canada is a multiplex channel of Bell Media's The Movie Network
(Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western
About HBO Canada:
HBO Canada brings Canadians HBO's current slate of signature dramatic
and comedic programs, together with new and never-before-seen
programming including comedy series, live specials, sporting events,
behind-the-scenes content and titles from HBO's extensive library - all
in an uncut and commercial-free environment. HBO Canada is offered in
high definition on HBO Canada HD and programming is accessible on TMN
GO and HBO Canada OnDemand. For more information, please visit
www.hbocanada.com. In Eastern Canada, HBO Canada is a division of Bell
Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest
communications company. In Western Canada, HBO Canada is offered by
Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada).
About Movie Central:
Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJR.B), a
Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market
leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay
television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and
children's animation. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
- HBO Canada -
Source: BBM Canada, 4/6/14 Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 based on
BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters.