‘Game of Thrones’ Breaks Its Own Ratings Record

‘Game of Thrones’ Breaks Its Own Ratings Record

Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke
GAME OF THRONES episode 23 (season 3, episode 3): Nathalie Emmanuel, Emilia Clarke. photo: Keith Bernstein "Walk of Punishment"

Credit: Keith Bernstein/HBO

Game of Thrones is like Daenerys’ growing dragons, getting bigger and more intimidating each day. And with the third episode of Season 3, the HBO series broke its own ratings record, hitting a whopping 4.7 million viewers in its first showing and 5.8 million viewers for the whole evening  and this episode didn’t even have a nippelectomy!

Basically, next time you roll your eyes at your coworkers chattering about Winterfell and White Walkers and a bunch of other fantasy nonsense you know nothing about, just think about these rising ratings and realize you should probably just give in. 

And if the peer pressure isn’t enough, there’s always this

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