'Game of Thrones' hits new ratings series high with Season 4 'Oathkeeper'

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game-of-thrones-john-oliver-tv-ratings-hbo.jpg "Game of Thrones" is just getting bigger and bigger. The fourth episode of the HBO drama's fourth season is its most watched yet, bringing in 6.9 million viewers during its first airing Sunday (April 27) -- tying "Once Upon A Time's" viewership, for context -- and 8.2 million total after the first three airings.

That's a pretty major jump from the previous series high of 6.6 million, which was how many viewers "Game of Thrones" brought in for the first and third episodes in Season 4. At this rate, "Game of Thrones" is building for a huge season finale, as many more major, climactic events are in store throughout Season 4.

HBO had a great night beyond "Game of Thrones," too. "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver's" premiere brought in 1.1 million viewers at 11 p.m. (1.4 million for the night). Meanwhile, "Silicon Valley" sustained its Season 1 run with 1.6 million viewers (1.8 million for the night) and "Veep" snagged 922,000 viewers (1.2 million for the night).
Photo/Video credit: HBO