When you play the game of thrones you win or…or you win, if you are HBO. ‘Game of Thrones’ has officially ousted the mob boss as HBO’s most watched television show. HBO confirmed earlier today that ‘The Sopranos’ is no longer the king of the cable network’s ratings, sorry Tony. Viewers have been suspecting for a while now that ‘Game of Thrones’ broke ‘Sopranos’ record, but HBO has been reluctant to confirm these rumours until today.
It doesn’t come as much as a shock that ‘Game of Thrones’ is reigning over HBO. It seems you can’t go anywhere lately without hearing people talk about the series, and you better have watched the most recent episode because, oh boy, there are spoilers everywhere. Not only are people flocking to their television sets in record numbers to tune in every Sunday, but ‘Game of Thrones’ is also the number one illegally downloaded television program as well. The numbers speak for themselves. Sunday’s shocking and much talked about episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ pulled in 7.2 million viewers, but the show has been averaging 18.4 million viewers each week. When ‘The Sopranos’ was in its peak it averaged about 18.2 million viewers a week.
We may not know who will rule the throne in ‘Game of Thrones’ in the end, but at least they have this crown to wear for a while.