Approximately 7.1 million viewers tuned in to watch “The Children”, which was a 32-percent increase from the 5.39 million viewers who watched the Season 3 finale. The 7.1 million was still just shy of the series’ best viewership mark, which was achieved with the seventh episode of the season in mid-May.
Proof that the success of Game of Thrones may only be getting started comes when looking at season averages as compared to Season 3. Season 4 of Game of Thrones officially became the most-watched HBO series in history, with an average gross audience of 18.6 million viewers, a 29-percent jump over last season. The first airings of Game of Thrones averaged 6.8 million viewers this season, a 37-percent increase over Season 3.
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