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Game of Thrones becomes a ratings giant

HBO Canada series is the most-watched specialty series ever in Canada

There’s a new king of Canadian pay TV.

With an average audience of more than 1.2 million viewers, the fourth season of Game of Thrones is the most-watched series in Canadian pay TV history. The show also helped HBO Canada rise to number two in the Sunday 9 pm.m to 10 p.m. timeslot, behind sister network CTV. Nearly one million viewers tuned in for Sunday’s final episode, making it the night’s most-watched pay/specialty program. In addition, more than 11,000 people watched the finale at Cineplex theatres in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. The Game of Thrones Season 4 Finale Fan event also generated an estimated 2.3 million impressions on Twitter. The show’s season four premiere attracted more than 1.1 million viewers in April, making it the most-watched premiere in HBO Canada history. That premiere’s audience was 31% larger than the season three premiere.

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