Game of Thrones Season 4 premieres to record ratings

The numbers are in! James Hibberd of Entertainment Weekly reports that last night’s premiere episode of Season 4 garnered Game of Thrones’ biggest audience yet.

Returning to an initial viewing of 6.6 million, and ending the night at 8.2 million after two replays, Two Swords marks HBO’s biggest episode of television since The Sopranos’ series finale in 2007.

Beating out Season 3’s 4.4 million debut, as well as it’s 5.5 million sixth episode peak, if the premiere is any indication, Season 4 is looking to be a banner year.

Also, this morning, we launched WIC Live! If you didn’t get a chance to tune in for the live stream, you can watch the entire episode after the jump.

“Winter Is Coming Live” Game of Thrones, Season 4 recap show: Two Swords by Winter Is Coming

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