'Game of Thrones' season finale hits new ratings high
The Season 2 finale of HBO's fantasy series revealed the show's growing popularity, with 4.2 million viewers tuning in to the 9 p.m. broadcast, according to Nielsen. That set a new high mark for the series and was up a strong 38% compared with last year's Season 1 finale.
HBO said an additional 910,000 viewers turned up for a repeat at 11:10 p.m.
Overall, "Game of Thrones" has averaged 10.4 million viewers this season including regular broadcasts, video-on-demand, the network's HBO Go online service and DVRs.
Meanwhile, HBO's political comedy "Veep," with Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a harried, frequently disrespected vice president, delivered 1.2 million viewers at 10:10 p.m., for that show's second most-watched original episode so far.
Right after that, the critically acclaimed urban comedy "Girls" hit a series high with 1.1 million viewers.
What did you think of "Game of Thrones" and the rest of HBO's Sunday lineup?
-- Scott Collins (twitter.com/scottcollinsLAT)
Photo: Emilia Clarke plays Daenerys on HBO's "Game of Thrones." Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO