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