"Game of Thrones" Season 7 finale is the most watched episode ever

"Game of Thrones" season 7 finale didn't only kill a much hated character, it also secured its spot as the biggest show on TV.

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"Game of Thrones" season 7 finale didn't not only see the death of Littlefinger and arrival of White Walkers to Westeros, it also set new ratings record.

According to Nielsen Data, the season 7 finale drew 16.5 million viewers, making it the most watched episode in the series history.

The episode titled "The Dragon and the Wolf" marked a 13 percent increase from the record set two weeks earlier by the leaked "Spoils of War," with 10.7 million viewers.

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It is also a 36 percent increase over last year's season 6 finale, which drew 8.9 million viewers.

The seventh season, which had just seven episodes, clocked in at 10.1 million viewers. This makes the season finale a 19 percent increase from its debut episode.

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In the finale of the penultimate season, the Night King got to ride an undead dragon, Dany and Jon Snow finally had sex and Jaime disobeyed his sister for the first time.

With the invasion of Westeros by the White Walkers, the episode paved way for the epic beginning of the end. And at this point, the only safe character might just be Littlefinger who was killed by Arya.

The final season of "Game of Thrones" is expected to debut in 2018 or 2019, with just six episodes.

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