It looks like Sky Atlantic finally has a big hit on its hands. The new HBO series Game of Thrones pulled an impressive average of 743,000 viewers its debut on Monday evening and that is likely to be over 1m when timeshifted viewing on Sky+ is included.
Much more impressive that the other channel debuts Treme and Boardwalk Empire. I wonder if the fact that it was broadcast less than 24 hours after US broadcasting made a difference to those numbers? Copies were available on the main Torrent sites pretty quickly but Sky's policy of broadcasting ASAP may be paying off to some degree after all. Game of Thrones is unlikely to appear on disc or legit download this year btw ... or Virgin Media come to that.