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Record Ratings for ‘Game of Thrones’ Season Ender

The Final Season of 'Game of Thrones' will air in 2018.

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” concluded its seventh season last Sunday with a combined 16.5 million viewers, which marks a new series high for the medieval fantasy drama. That number includes the 12.1 million viewers who watched the episode live and the additional 4.4 million viewers via streaming. Comparably, the 12.1 million viewers in linear consumption marked a hefty 36 percent increase over the season six finale, which drew 8.9 million viewers on June 26, 2016.

The upcoming eighth – and final – season of “Game of Thrones” will air in 2018.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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