Wow, how times have changed!
It was an even bigger game than the NBA and the World Cup! (Well, maybe!) But after seeing these ratings, it's not difficult to see why.
The epic season-ender The Children was up a whopping 32% from last year's finale. That means 7.1 million fans tuned in to just the first airing live, and between other platforms (DVR, HBO Go, second airings) the show was watched by an astounding 18.6 million people!
And that doesn't even include piracy!