Game of Thrones breaks ratings as families break wheel of tyranny

• Series finale another record for Foxtel and HBO

Another 1m+ crowd greeted the final episode in the final season Game of Thrones last night on Foxtel. Audiences watching one of the various linear TV broadcasts across the day from 11am onwards pushed just above 1m without counting any of the Foxtel Go or Foxtel Now audiences.

In the US the HBO megahit drew 13.6m viewers for its initial screening, but when replays and initial US streaming figures are added that number climbs to 19.3m. That is a record for both Game of Thrones and HBO overall.

The previous HBO record only lasted a week, which was the 18.4m watching the penultimate GoT episode.

The previous US high for Game of Thrones was set for the penultimate episode on May 12, which delivered 12.48 million viewers for its debut screening and a first-night total of 18.4 million.

Mediaweek will update the final episode numbers plus ratings highlights across the seasons of GoT later today.

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