GAME OF THRONES Season 6 Premieres Returns Triumphantly as Most-Watched Episode Ever on HBO Canada, with More Than 1.6 Million Viewers

— May 4, 2016

– HBO Canada wins the 9 p.m. ET/MT timeslot among all English television –
– New episodes premiere Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada –
– Season 6 premiere, plus Seasons 1-5, now available on TMN GO –

““Thrones” certainly seems to have found its swagger in this dense, decisive hour.” – Variety. TORONTO (April 25, 2016) – HBO’s Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning epic fantasy series GAME OF THRONES delivered record-shattering final audiences of more than 1.6 million viewers* for its Season 6 premiere (April 24), making it not only the most-watched GAME OF THRONES episode ever on HBO Canada, but the most-watched airing of any episode of any series in HBO Canada history. Winning the coveted Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/MT timeslot, the Season 6 debut was up 5% among total viewers compared to the Season 5 premiere, which previously held the record as the highest-rated season premiere in HBO Canada’s history. In Sunday’s shocking second episode, the moment fans have been waiting for was finally realized, with the return of Jon Snow. Next week, Sunday, May 8 at 9 p.m. ET/MT, Daenerys meets her future; Bran meets the past; Tommen confronts the High Sparrow; Arya trains to be No One; Varys finds an answer; and Ramsay gets a gift. HBO Canada subscribers can catch up on all previous seasons of GAME OF THRONES on TMN GO and HBO Canada OnDemand. For two more weeks, the entire 10-episode first season of GAME OF THRONES is available for free on TMN GO, on demand, and with participating television providers Click HERE for a look inside the making of Season 6 of GAME OF THRONES. *P2+ SOURCE: Numeris

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