'Game of Thrones' renewed for Season Three


Game of Thrones rules again! According to a press release from president of HBO programming, Michael Lombardo, the epic medieval fantasy/drama based on the books by George R.R. Martin will be back for a third season.

"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."

The series always has received much critical praise including Newsday calling it "the best show on television."

Even more good news is that the ratings for episode 2 of Season Two are in and are consistent with last weeks premier episode which drew 3.9 million viewers at the 9 p.m. showing. Sunday’s episode, "The Night Lands," demonstrated that viewership did not waiver with 3.8 million watching at 9 p.m. with an additional 1 million viewers at 11 p.m. Again, this remains quite impressive for a premium channel. Game of Thrones’ ratings beat other popular Sunday night dramas such as, Mad Men (2.8 million viewers) and The Killing (1.8 million viewers).

Catch episode three, "What is Dead May Never Die," this Sunday, April 15, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.