Game Of Thrones Season 5

Record Viewing Figures For Sky Atlantic

Game Of Thrones, edited at Yellowmoon, returned to television with record viewing figures for Sky Atlantic and critical acclaim.

The fifth season opener of HBO's global smash hit recorded 1.6million viewers - 43 times the channel's slot average from the start of the year. Here are some of the things critics have said:

'The first episode of the fifth season of Game of Thrones thrust us straight back into the heart of Westeros with a well-paced hour that gave us new alliances aplenty and neatly set up several juicy plotlines.' (Sarah Hughes, The Guardian)

'All in all the Game Of Thrones season five opener was one of the strongest so far, providing plenty of talking points while managing to set up a number of intriguing storylines for the weeks to come. Roll on episode two...' (Metro, Daniella Graham)

Game Of Thrones Season 5 airs at 9pm on Mondays on Sky Atlantic.
Executive Producers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, George R.R. Martin.