House of Lannister, House of Stark, House of Targaryn, House of Baratheon...and some six million other houses tuned in. HBO's medieval fantasy "Game of Thrones" drew the biggest crowd since 2007 for Sunday's fourth season return.
With 6.6 million viewers, "Game of Thrones" beat its previous record and became HBO's most watched telecast since the 2007 series finale of "The Sopranos."
In setting a new ratings record, "GoT" also gave a push to newcomer "Silicon Valley," the tech comedy which aired immediately following Sunday's season opener and drew an impressive 2 million viewers.
The season 3 premiere of "VEEP" followed but did not benefit from the lead-in, scoring 1 million viewers, about the same as its last finale.