Emilia Clarke in a scene from the fifth season of the TV series Game of Thrones.
Emilia Clarke in a scene from the fifth season of the TV series Game of Thrones. Helen Sloan

Game of Thrones breaks pay TV records

GAME of Thrones broke pay-TV ratings records with more than half a million viewers tuning in to Monday's season five premiere.

An average audience of 553,000 watched the first episode of season five, a 76% increase on last season, according to Foxtel.

The fantasy drama is the most-watched series in Australian pay-TV history.



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