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It seems not even piracy can dent the popularity of 'Game of Thrones'. The latest episode to air – titled 'The Spoils of War' – drew 10.2 million viewers, setting a new record for the show. The first episode drew 10.1 million.

These figures only apply to the US, and only count those watching live. So the final figures will be much higher.

The statistic is all the more impressive given recent goings-on. Pirates leaked one of the unaired episode's scripts. This was followed by episode four being made available illegally online before it aired.

Stars' details are also said to have been stolen in the hack, according to US TV network HBO.

The hackers claim to have compromised 1.5TB of data from HBO. They recently posted the script for episode five, which will air on Monday.

They claim that the leaks will continue unless HBO pays a multimillion dollar ransom. HBO has said that it is investigating the matter.

In the UK, the show airs on Sky Atlantic and on Now TV, Sky's subscription-free streaming service.

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