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The Game of Thrones finale drew the largest overnight audience in Australia’s subscription TV history, drawing 1.076 million linear viewers.

Game of Thrones Daenerys 21May2019The Australian audience for the final episode of season eight of HBO’s record-breaking drama was up 21% on the season seven finale in 2017. It also marked a 6% increase on the previous record holder, season 8 episode 3, which had reached1.011 million.

Foxtel expects the finale episode, The Iron Throne, to continue breaking records once the consolidated data becomes available.

Foxtel calls The Game of Thrones season 8 audience “the most engaged ever”, with the show attracting a cumulative linear average audience of 1.413 million viewers per episode across episodes 1-4.

“Game of Thrones’ series finale also brought a total premiere day audience of 471,000 viewers who streamed it live or On Demand across Foxtel Now and Foxtel GO. The On Demand VPM of 432,000 is the largest single day On Demand VPM rating in Australian TV history,” the pay-TV operator said in a statement.

The mass appeal of Game of Thrones has made it a cultural phenomenon worldwide . It is also the most Emmy Award-winning primetime scripted series ever, with a record 47 awards.

Foxtel viewers can now look forward to the highly anticipated second seasons of Big Little Lies and Ryan Murphy’s drama Pose; and a seventh season of Wentworth, which returns on 28 May.