HBO renews Game of Thrones for S4 (but what did you expect?)

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Apr 2, 2013, 3:19 PM EDT (Updated)

HBO wants more dragons and drama. Tuesday, the network confirmed that Game of Thrones has been renewed for a fourth season. The announcement comes just two days after the show's third season premiere. We're not surprised by their decision considering Thrones growing fanbase.

Via the press release:

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.

Game of Thrones is based on the fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin. The current season will consist of 10 episodes and once again follow the trials and tribulations of Westeros.

Are you excited for another season of Game of Thrones?

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