'Game of Thrones' Ends 'The Sopranos' Reign as HBO's Most Popular Show


'Game of Thrones' Ends 'The Sopranos' Reign as HBO's Most Popular Show


The fourth season of the medieval drama series has an average gross audience of 18.4 million so far, beating the mob drama by 200,000 viewers.

"Game of Thrones" is officially the new ratings king on HBO. The medieval drama series takes over the throne from "The Sopranos" to become the most-watched show on the premium cable channel to date.

With two episodes remaining in the current season 4, "Thrones" is averaging 18.4 million gross weekly, 200,000 ahead of the mob drama's average audience of 18.2 million. It's up 4 million from the third season which averaged 14.4 million viewers per episode.

This feat comes after the latest episode, "The Mountain and the Viper" which aired June 1, posted the show's second-largest same-night audience to date with 7.17 million. The May 18 episode still holds the record for the most-watched episode of the series in one night with 7.19 million viewers.

"Thrones" season 4 finale will air June 15. The show has been renewed for a fifth and sixth season.

In other news, "A Song of Ice and Fire" author George R.R. Martin offered fans a chance to spend a day with him by making a donation to benefit the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and the Food Depot. High-level donors can also enter a contest to have a character in the world of "Game of Thrones" named for them. "You can choose your character's station in the world (lordling, knight, peasant, whore, lady, maester, septon, anything) and you will certainly meet a grisly death!" he says.



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