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Posted: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 1:50 pm

Sunday's  fourth season premiere episode of HBO's Game of Thrones basically broke the network, setting new ratings records and crashing the channel's streaming service HBO Go.

The episode, called "Two Swords," drew the show's biggest audience yet, 6.6 million viewers. That staggering number makes it HBO's most-watched episode in history, topping The Sopranos' 2007 finale episode. Two reruns following the premiere eventually drove the number up to 8.2 million according to Entertainment Weekly.

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