This early renewal comes only two episodes into the show’s second season, where the premiere drew 3.9 million viewers and the second episode nearly matched that with 3.8 million viewers.
Also, according to HBO, the second season premiere has already accumulated a gross audience of 8.3 million viewers across various platforms, and is on track to easily surpass the season one average of 9.3 million viewers.
Speaking of the renewal, Michael Lombardo, President of HBO Programming, said: “Series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss raised our expectations for the second season – and then surpassed them,” said Lombardo. “We are thrilled by all the viewer and media support we’ve received for the series, and can’t wait to see what Dan and David have in store for next season.”
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