"Game of Thrones" closed out its third season on Sunday night with 5.4 million viewers for the episode's first airing.
That figure is up 28% from the season two finale (4.2 million), but just behind the season high of the sixth episode "The Climb" at 5.5 million viewers.
When factoring in repeating airings, DVR, and HBO Go, the show has averaged 13.6 million viewers this season - up from the 11.6 million viewer average for the second season.
Shooting on the fourth season, based on the second half of George R.R. Martin's third book in the series "A Storm of Swords," is scheduled to begin shortly.