A record 8.1 million watched the Game of Thrones season 5 finale
Game of Thrones
The HBO series Game of Thrones set the record for the most viewed show in history last year, beating The Sopranos. In April of 2015, the season 4 premiere attracted 8 million viewers, and previously 7.1 million for the season 4 finale.
Game 5 of the NBA finals ran at the same time as the season finale, and drew an estimated 20.5 million viewers.
The viewership of Games of Thrones' final episode is expected to increase even more, as people will stream it through HBO Go and on DVR. The season premiere jumped to 18 million views two weeks after its initial release.
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