Not sure if this is surprising to ANYONE but the sixth season finale of “Game of Thrones” has a record high of viewers and received the show’s highest ratings for a single episode.
The extra long finale episode which clocked in at 69-minutes, reached 8.9 million people, breaking its season five finale record of 8.1 million people, according to Nielsen. Among viewers between the ages of 18 and 49, the episode scored a 4.4 rating, higher than any other Game of Thrones episode. The show has been drawing around 23.3 million viewers each week, up 15 percent from last year, reports USA Today.
Unfortunately, there is bad news. According to showrunners Game of Thrones will wrap up after two more seasons both of which will be shorter seasons of about 7 episodes each rather than the standard 10. Showrunners have said there are max 15 episodes left in the series total.