And Now Their Watch is Ended: GAME OF THRONES is the Most-Watched Series in Canadian Pay TV History With An Average Audience of
“Expectations for this episode – in a season that’s already been crammed with shocks, surprises and epic moments – were as high as the Wall itself.” – Steve Tilley, QMI Agency
“How about that season finale? Right? Valar Morghulis indeed.” – Malene Arpe, Toronto Star
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WINTERFELL (June 16, 2014) – Every hound, dragon, raven, and lion in Canada watched last night’s finale of HBO’s massively popular epic fantasy series GAME OF THRONES. The preliminary overnight audience for the Season 4 finale was nearly one million viewers, winning Sunday as the most-watched pay and specialty program in Canada. Last night’s finale capped a record-breaking fourth season, which saw GAME OF THRONES become the most-watched series in Canadian Pay television history with an average audience of more than 1.2 million viewers. As well, GAME OF THRONES pushed HBO Canada to become the #2 network overall behind CTV in the Sunday 9-10 p.m. timeslot.
Fans shared their excitement about last night’s episode of GAME OF THRONES on social media, as the topic trended nationally on Twitter and Facebook during the finale and through until this afternoon.
Joining the legion of audiences watching last night’s finale were more than 11,000 fans who flocked to Cineplex theatres across Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada to witness the epic finale with their fellow die-hards. The GAME OF THRONES Season 4 Finale Fan Event was presented to sold-out crowds and generated an estimated 2.3 million impressions on Twitter*.
HBO Canada is a multiplex channel of Bell Media’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada).
In Eastern Canada, Season 4 of GAME OF THRONES is available on TMN GO and HBO Canada OnDemand.
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About HBO Canada:
HBO Canada brings Canadians HBO’s current slate of signature dramatic and comedic programs, together with new and never-before-seen programming including comedy series, live specials, sporting events, behind-the-scenes content and titles from HBO’s extensive library – all in an uncut and commercial-free environment. HBO Canada is offered in high definition on HBO Canada HD and programming is accessible on TMN GO and HBO Canada OnDemand. For more information, please visit www.hbocanada.com. In Eastern Canada, HBO Canada is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. In Western Canada, HBO Canada is offered by Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada).
About Movie Central:
Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJR.B), a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
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Source: BBM Canada, 4/6/14 Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters.
For The Movie Network (Eastern Canada)
Scott Campbell, 416.384.4235 or email@example.com
For Movie Central (Western Canada):
Owen McCorquodale, 416.479.6068 or firstname.lastname@example.org