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'Game Of Thrones' Overtakes 'The Sopranos' For Most Popular HBO Series

Kathy Zerbib |
June 5, 2014 | 4:40 p.m. PDT

Senior Entertainment Editor

Congratulations, "Game of Thrones"! (Twitter/@DaveKrupinski)
Congratulations, "Game of Thrones"! (Twitter/@DaveKrupinski)
It's official! The time has come for a new drama to claim the throne.

HBO announced on Thursday that "Game of Thrones" - with an average of 18.4 million viewers per week - has surpassed "The Sopranos" - which boasted a gross audience of 18.2 million viewers per week - as the most watched series.

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"Game of Thrones" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on the premium cable network.

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