The expected fluctuations have happened as the viewership numbers dipped to 6.40 million this week, TV by the numbers reports. Still comfortably in the mid-6 million range, though, and still comfortably winning the night among cable shows, far ahead of the competition. The repeat airing added another 1.10 million, for a total of 7.50 million for the night.
This dip is comparable to the one that happened last year with episode 307. Hopefully the numbers start climbing again already next week; the impressive second half of this week’s episode should help, and there is quite some action promised in the following weeks as well. When more viewers flock to the screens as traditional for the finales of shows (and episodes 9 in case of GoT) we could see new record highs reached once more.