'Game of Thrones' Renewed by HBO for Season 4

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April 2nd, 2013


via press release:



Season Three Soars To Highest Viewership Yet


LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2013 – HBO has renewed GAME OF THRONES for a fourth season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.

Based on the bestselling fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin, GAME OF THRONES is an epic story of treachery and nobility set on the continent of Westeros, where summers and winters can last years, and only the lust for power is eternal. The Emmy®- and Golden Globe-winning series launched its ten-episode third season Sunday, March 31 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, with other episodes debuting subsequent Sundays at the same time.

Among the early critical praise for the third season, the Hollywood Reporter called GAME OF THRONES “addictive and outstanding,” while Newsday termed the series “superb,” awarding the show an A+. The Chicago Tribune hailed the show as “spellbinding” and the Washington Post described it as “masterful.”

According to early data, GAME OF THRONES’ season three premiere March 31 on HBO topped the series’ highs, with record viewership for both the 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) airing and gross audience across the three plays. At 9:00 p.m., it averaged 4.4 million viewers, outperforming (+4%) the previous high of 4.2 million viewers from last season’s finale. GAMES OF THRONES improved 13% in comparison to last season’s premiere of 3.9 million viewers. Across the three plays for the night, 6.7 million viewers tuned in, surpassing last season’s debut night of 6.3 million viewers by 7%. Last season, GAME OF THRONES had an average gross audience (HBO linear plays + HBO On Demand/HBO GO + DVR) of 11.6 million viewers.

For more on the series, visit facebook.com/GameOfThrones and twitter.com @GameOfThrones #GameOfThrones.

Season three credits: The executive producers of GAME OF THRONES are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis, George R.R. Martin, Vanessa Taylor; produced by Chris Newman, Greg Spence.


  • Jonay

    For how many episodes

  • Colin

    Awful show. HBO should try something new.

  • POI


  • Norma

    Fantastic. How many episodes 10 or 12 ?

  • RyanCanada

    such a well done show, wish they would focus more on Khaleese

  • Red Jane

    Not really…
    But good news anyway, it’s a well made show and hard to fault if you are into this genre.

  • Chris

    Every interview says they can’t logistically do more than 10 per year.

  • robin


  • eridapo

    No surprise here..

  • PurpleDrazi


  • DSC

    refreshing to see a show renewed after its premiere. there was hardly any doubt, but it’s still classy. kudos to HBO

  • dust

    Hey Colin, you mad?

  • Annonimous

    Guys, please find new title card for Game of Thrones. That one you used (and overused) last season.

  • romo

    Beheadings + dragons + hot naked chix = love this show !!

  • tv#1

    Awesome! I love this show. I will be very happy to have it back next season.

  • Barbarossa

    Given they’ve already announced they were splitting book 3 into two seasons, I’m not surprised. It would’ve taken a dramatic and catastrophic failure to nt be renewed, but its still great news.

  • JacobYates

    After only 1 episode? Most impressive.


    @ Barbarossa

    I thought I read the same as well.

    ASIDE: No real surprise here at all. Can’t wait to see the dragons “full grown” & what Daenerys does with them!

  • Shepherd

    I’m speechless.

  • Fabio

    My favourite show. incredible masterpiece!

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