The ratings for this past Sunday’s episode, "Kissed by Fire" (which is an homage to Ygritte’s flaming red locks) were up 8 percent from the previous episode. According to Entertainment Weekly, the 9 p.m. airing delivered 5.3 million viewers. This is a series high and obviously indicates a strong audience interest. The encore showing at 11 p.m. brought the viewership up to 5.9 million viewers.
Just to note: This now marks two of HBO’s paranormally-charged series -- the other being True Blood -- that are high ratings grabbers. The True Blood premiere last June garnered 5.2 million viewers.
With numbers like these, we’re sure HBO is doing a Happy Dance ... with Dragons!