'Game Of Thrones' Passes 'The Sopranos' As Most Watched HBO Show

“Game of Thrones” has reached a new milestone.

The series has passed “The Sopranos” to become the most popular series in HBO’s history.

According to HBO, the show, now in its fourth season, is seen by an average gross audience of 18.4 million viewers. Previously, “The Sopranos” had the record in 2002, with 18.2 million viewers an episode.

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This Sunday night, “Game of Thrones” returns with another new episode – the second to last of Season 4 – and the Night’s Watch will face their greatest challenge yet – the Wildling army.

“I think it’s as big as ‘Thrones’ has gone at the moment. I mean, I think it’s no secret that it’s the most expensive episode that they’ve ever made and a lot of that is due to the CGI,” Kit Harington (Jon Snow) told AccessHollywood.com of the episode, referencing Wildling giants set to appear in the episode. “I haven’t seen any of that yet, obviously, so that’s going to be a new thing for me, but yeah, it’s pretty huge in scale. I think it’s as big as TV goes, and that was incredible to be one of the leading actors in that episode. … I feel hugely privileged.”

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“Game of Thrones” airs Sundays at 9 PM ET/PT on HBO.

-- Jolie Lash

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