Game of Thrones Season 5 Finale Viewership

The numbers are in for the season 5 finale of Game of Thrones, and they are outstanding.  "Mother's Mercy" was viewed on its initial airing by 8.11 million people, breaking the record, initially set by the season 5 premiere, as the most watched episode of Game of Thrones.  

With the way the season has been going, in terms of its viewership, I wasn't sure that "Mother's Mercy" would be able to reach this milestone.  But, as history has shown us, the season finale of Game of Thrones always comes through with a record breaking viewership.  

So are you surprised with the perfomance of "Mother's Mercy"?  Leave your thoughts on this topic in the comments below!