The sixth season of Game of Thrones ended on a high note with a new hit TV show record. According to Variety, the episode "The Winds of Winter", which killed some of the key characters and completely changed the political landscape of Westeros, attracted 8.9 million viewers in North America.
The previous record for the series - 8.1 million viewers - was set by the last episode of the fifth season. By comparison, only about three million American television viewers watched the season one finale. We also note that in total, the sixth season of "Game of Thrones" was watched in North America by more than 23 million people.
Let's remind that the ninth part of "Game of Thrones" called "Battle of the Bastards", released on HBO on June 19, 2016, became the highest-rated episode of all television series on IMDB.
The success of the show has allowed the key actors to renew their contracts with HBO. According to the already confirmed information, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Hedy, Emilia Clarke and Nikolai Coster-Waldau will receive about half a million dollars for each new episode of "Game of Thrones".
The seventh season of the series will be presented to viewers in the spring of 2017. According to some reports, it will include only seven episodes.
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