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HBO Renews 'Game of Thrones' for Third Season

HBO has renewed its fantasy epic drama Game of Thrones for a third season, the network announced Tuesday.

Game of Thronesreturned to 3.9 million viewers in its season two premiere on April 1 and
retained 97% of that audience (3.8 million) in its second episode on Sunday.

Across all plays, the season two premiere episode has averaged 8.3 million
viewers.