HBO made the season three announcement today while releasing the viewership numbers for the first episode of the second season. 8.3 million viewers, according to HBO, watched that premiere episode thus far and it’s “on track to easily surpass the season one average of 9.3 million viewers.”
Announcing Game of Thrones‘ renewal, Michael Lombardo, President of HBO Programming, stated: “Series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss raised our expectations for the second season – and then surpassed them. We are thrilled by all the viewer and media support we’ve received for the series, and can’t wait to see what Dan and David have in store for next season.”
Game of Thrones is based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire and stars Peter Dinklage, Michelle Fairley, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillen, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Richard Madden, Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Sophie Turner, Jack Gleeson and Alfie Allen.
Source: HBO – April 10, 2012
—Posted by Rebecca Murray