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'Game of Thrones' Season 5 finale is currently the most watched episode of show ever

This is what happens when you kill off a main character, from breaking piracy record, you also break ratings record.

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Being downloaded 1.5 million times in eight hours hasn't stopped HBO's hit TV series 'Game of Thrones' from breaking TV ratings records.

The epic season 5 finale episode which came along with the death of one of its main characters, Jon Snow, is currently the most-watched episode in history of show.

According to Nieslen, the finale which ran opposite NBA finals, brought in an average of 8.11 million viewers.

This recent record beats its Season 5 premiere, which brought in an average of 8 million viewers.

'Game of Thrones' became HBO's most popular show in 2014 after its season 4 finale brought in 7.1 million viewers.

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