Screw doing it "for The Watch"! HBO did it all for the RATINGS!!!
For the last four years Game Of Thrones has had NO problem raking in the viewers, and each season premiere/finale seems to be bigger than the last!
While this season was filled with tons of buzz-worthy moments, it was the finale that REALLY had people talking, ending on the bleak note of *SPOILER ALERT* Jon Snow being stabbed to death by his fellow Crows!
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But while fans are still trying to pull the knives out of their backs, HBO is laughing all the way to the bank as the finale brought in it's biggest audience EVER with 8.1 million viewers, according to Nielsen "live plus same-day" estimates!
Wow! We guess the formula of "More Death = More Viewers" is true, because the body count this season was INSANE! Leaving us to ask…
WAS IT WORTH IT, HBO?!?! ALL OF THE LIVES AND DREAMS YOU RUINED JUST TO GET SOME RATINGS!!!!
Sorry, we're just still mourning Jon's death and getting over Cersei's ridiculously long walk of shame, shame, shame!
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