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Game Of Thrones Season Two A Ratings Hit On Both Sides Of The Atlantic

The return of Game Of Thrones has proven a hit for both HBO in the States – where it broke ratings records – and for Sky Atlantic in the UK.

In the States, the season two premiere drew in 3.9 million viewers, its largest ever audience and a 53% increase over the show’s season one average. With encore (aka, repeat) viewings added in the total viewers for Sunday was 6.3 million viewers.

Here in the UK the episode – which aired last night (Monday) – was watched by 522,000 viewers. That’s fewer than last year’s series premiere (743,000) but more than the average figure for the whole of season one (365,000).

Read our review of the season premiere

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