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‘Game of Thrones’ finale melts HBO ratings records

Annlee Ellingson
‘Game of Thrones’ finale melts HBO ratings records

Winter is coming to HBO after the red-hot final season of “Game of Thrones,” which set new ratings records for not only the show but the network with Sunday’s series finale. Called “The Iron Throne,” the sixth and final episode of season eight drew 13.6 million viewers to its 9 p.m. premiere and 19.3 million total over the course of the evening across reairings on the premium cable network and its streaming options HBO Go and HBO Now. Both are records for HBO, which is now owned by AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T).