Love it or hate it, the Game of Thrones endgame is sure raking in the eyeballs.
This sets a new series record. The hefty number handily took down the, the episode dedicated to the Battle of Winterfell two weeks ago.
The initial viewership number is just a starting point, as each episode of the show attracts even more views over time. "Season 8 of Game of Thrones is averaging 43 million viewers per episode in gross audience, an increase of more than 10 million viewers when compared to season 7," HBO said.
Season 8 has been knocking down the show's own records like The Mountain takes out any normal human being. The season 7 finale racked up 16.9 million watchers.
It seems fans don't want to miss a single dramatic death as the blood-soaked show heads into its very last episode on May 19. Will the finale deliver a new viewer record? We'll find out soon.