Ratings: HBO’s “Game Of Thrones” Attracts Series High Viewership For Season 7 Premiere

Sunday’s “Game Of Thrones” predictably ranked as the most-watched episode yet.

Ed Sheeran, Maisie Williams on Game Of Thrones | Helen Sloan/HBO

Update: According to live+same-day data posted by Showbuzz, Sunday’s season seven “Game Of Thrones” premiere drew a 4.71 adults 18-49 rating. It averaged 10.11 million viewers.

Both represent series highs for the show.

The previous highs belonged to the sixth season finale, which posted a 4.35 demo rating and averaged 8.89 million in total viewership.

The anticipation and buzz was greater than it has ever been.

Fittingly, the episode drew more viewers than the show ever has.

According to HBO, Sunday’s season seven “Game Of Thrones” premiere set a live+same-day record in overall viewership.

The first run of the episode drew a whopping 10.1 million viewers. The figure bests the previous season high (8.9 million, set by the sixth season finale) by more than 1 million.

Last season’s premiere, meanwhile, drew 7.94 million live+same-day viewers.

— With same-day replays and streaming data included, this year’s number swells to 16.1 million.

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