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'Game Of Thrones' Launches With Record Audience For Sky Atlantic

  • Campaign, Wednesday, April 15, 2015 6:37 AM

"Game of Thrones," the fantasy drama, launches its fifth series with a record audience of 1.57 million viewers on Sky Atlantic. The American show, broadcast at 9 p.m. on Monday night, gave the subscription channel a lead over BBC2 and Channel 5 with a 6.7% audience share. It is the channel's best overnight performance to date since it launched in 2011. The number also dwarfs the audience for last year's season opener of 675,000 viewers and is still 29% greater when including those who tuned in to an early-morning simulcast.

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