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‘Game Of Thrones’: 7.1M Viewers in Season Finale

Game Of Thrones crowned its strong ratings season, generating 7.1 million viewers in its season-four finale on Sunday night.

The finale for HBO's fantasy-themed series was up 32% from the season-three concluder last year, according to HBO officials. The episode drew an additional 2.2 million viewers with two Sunday encore showings.

Overall, season four of Game Of Thrones was the most-watched show in HBO history, averaging a gross audience of 18.6 million viewers across myriad platforms and encores, up 29% from last season.  HBO has already renewed Game Of Thrones for a fifth and sixth season.

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