'Game of Thrones' finale watched by 19.3 million viewers

Brenda Watkins
May 21, 2019

For more on Game of Thrones final episode, check out our explainer of the ending, Game of Thrones' most meta moment that occurred last night, what's west of Westeros, and Emilia Clark and Kit Harington reacting to Daenarys' fate.

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Game of Thrones went out on top - at least as far as the ratings were concerned.

OzTam also recorded the highest On Demand VPM (video player measurement) in the history of Australian TV at 432,000.

Elsewhere on Monday night, The Voice Australia continued its strong showing from Saturday night with five-city metro ratings of 963,000.

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All in all, season 8 averaged 44.2 million viewers per episode in gross audience, which is 10 million over what it had in season 7.

Hempstead-Wright, a.k.a. Bran the Broken, gave a shout out to all the "Game of Thrones" watch parties on Sunday nights and the endless theories that fans created.

For some more news regarding the future of Game of Thrones as a franchise...

A Foxtel spokesperson said: "We're proud to have had the privilege of bringing our customers one of the greatest TV events of all time and are equally thrilled with the subscription response to Foxtel Now that came with the lead up to Game of Thrones". The series finale certainly split diehard fans who have been invested in the journeys of their favorite characters, but it will be hard to replace HBO's beloved fantasy series. "As part of this upcoming season of drama, we are sending a select group of customers a special offer to keep their subscriptions open so they can continue to enjoy a host of new drama and movies".

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