TV Ratings: 'Game of Thrones' Return Nabs New Record Audience

More and more viewers are playing Game of Thrones. The HBO series returned to a new series high on Sunday night, averaging just a touch under 8 million viewers. That's up 1.4 million from its 2014 premiere and up 800,000 from its previously most-watched episode to date, which aired on May 18 last year. The aggregate stat, which includes DVR, HBO Go plays, On Demand and encores, is one reason why HBO won't likely be bragging about Sunday's record.