That's right, the show about blood, bloodlines and (sometimes) dragons has managed to topple "The Sopranos" as HBO's most popular series of all time.
The fourth season of GoT has gained an average Nielsen rating of 18.4 million viewers, surpassing the previous record of 18.2 million set by "The Sopranos" back in 2002.
And who is really that surprised? I'm incredibly biased (obviously), but I currently hold GoT as the best series on television right now, if not ever. We're talking about a massively sprawling world with box office special effects that has been stunning and pleasing fans across the world (even if the show infuriates us once in a while).
That's the thing with GoT. The show affects us, and the characters resonate with us, especially if they're a villain (Jaime Lannister, anyone?)
Naturally, the show has secured a fifth and sixth season, though the unofficial word is that the seventh season (if renewed) will be its last. The final two episodes of the fourth season will be premiering within the next few weeks, and I'll be recapping both of them here on MP as they come out.
Do YOU think "Game of Thrones" is the best show on television?