Game of Thrones Ratings: Season 4, Episode 2 Wins the Night
The good news just keeps on rolling in for Game of Thrones. After a record-breaking 6.6 million viewers tuned in for the Season 4 premiere on April 6, and news of the show being picked up for Seasons 5 and 6, roughly the same amount of people who watched the premiere — 6.3 million — also caught Episode 2, making it the second most-watched episode in the show’s history.
The episode, which focused on the royal wedding of Joffrey Baratheon and Margaery Tyrell and featured a shocking cliffhanger, raked in an incredible 48 percent more viewers than the second episode of Season 3 did. The show’s fast-growing popularity will likely continue given the rave reviews pouring in from the most recent episode, along with the buzz claiming that Season 4 will be the show’s most impressive to date.
During Season 3, GoT averaged 14.4 million viewers a week across all platforms, which is the most eyeballs HBO has ever had on any of its shows. By the end of Season 4, something tells us that record will fall by the wayside as well, as the show’s intricate plot and movie-like budget and performances should continue to draw in viewers.