Game of Thrones is now HBO’s most popular series ever, eclipsing The Sopranos, often credited with kicking off this “golden age of television.”
With a season-four average of 18.4 million US viewers it pips the 18.2 million set by The Sopranos in 2002.
That said, the landscape has completely changed in 12 years. HBO’s penetration has increased, with more platforms and marketing opportunities. But there is also more viewing competition.
Game of Thrones is also up 4 million viewers on its 2013 season.
Just two more eps in this high-stakes season remain, with the finale to air in Australia on June 16th.
Source: Hollywood Reporter