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The first episode of 'Game of Thrones' series seven was the most-watched ever – 10.1 million people watched it live, with another 6 million choosing to stream it.

The 10.1 million figure was higher than the series six finale, which drew 8.89 million live viewers. It's all the more impressive given that the show has been running for six years, and that this series arrived three months later than previous due to filming being delayed.

The pilot episode, which aired in April 2011, drew only 2.22 million viewers.

Series usually start in April every year, but this year's was delayed so that the filming locations would look more wintery.

You can catch the new episode every Monday night at 2am on Sky Atlantic, when it's simulcast with the US broadcast on HBO. Or you can catch it on-demand through Sky Q, or Now TV, Sky's subscription-free streaming service.

To watch via Now TV, you'll need an Entertainment pass, which costs £6.99 a month (though from next month, it will go up to £7.99).

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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