June 16, 2014 4:59 PM EDT

Game of Thrones, HBO’s most-watched series to date, is flogging its own ratings records.

Sunday’s Thrones finale had a 32% viewership increase from last season’s final episode — a total of 7.1 million watchers tuned in to Sunday’s season-ender, compared to the 5.4 million who tuned in at the end of last season. After HBO aired Sunday’s finale two more times, it reached a total of 9.3 million viewers.

The current season — season four — averaged a total audience of 18.6 million across all episodes, up 29% from season three.


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