Game Of Thrones Season 4 confirmed by HBO

Game Of Thrones Season 4 ordered by HBO, Season 3 premier most downloaded episode ever

Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister in Game Of Thrones Season 3
Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister in Game Of Thrones Season 3

To the surprise of absolutely nobody, HBO have commissioned Game Of Thrones for a fourth season following the Season 3 premier, which attracted 4.4 million viewers on its first broadcast, and 710,000 for its UK premier on Sky Atlantic – up from Season 2’s 522,000.

The first episode of Season 3 – reviewed here – is also the most torrented TV episode ever, with 163,088 people downloading and seeding it on filesharing platform Bittorrent – mostly from the US, with the UK and Australia in second and third place.

“I probably shouldn’t be saying this, but it is a compliment of sorts,” HBO programming president Michael Lombardo stated. “The demand is there. And it certainly didn’t negatively impact the DVD sales.”

Game Of Thrones is airing Monday’s on Sky Atlantic at 9pm. Pick up Season 2 now on DVD for £28 and Blu-ray for £36 from Amazon.co.uk.