‘Game of Thrones’ Wraps Fifth Season on Record High

Up Against NBA Finals, HBO Drama Brings in 8.1 Million Viewers
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Sunday’s fifth season finale of HBO’s Game of Thrones notched another record high with 8.1 million viewers tuning in for the 9 p.m. premiere, according to Nielsen.

Despite going up against Game 5 of the NBA Finals – which drew 20.5 million viewers on ABC – the GoT finale bested the series's previous record of 7.99 million who watched Thrones’ season five premiere in April.

The season ender, titled “Mother’s Mercy,” finished with a 4.1 rating among adults 18-49.

Read more at broadcastingcable.com.

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