“Game of Thrones” dipped again in ratings on the eve of its Season 4 finale. Coming down slightly from its series high of 7.2 million viewers live, the penultimate episode of Season 4, “The Watchers on the Wall,” brought in 6.9 million viewers live, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Over the course of the entire night, episode 9 earned 8.1 million views, which isn’t down much from the 8.2 million views for the night the previous week. In all likelihood, the dip in live viewers can be attributed to the primetime competition the night of June 8.
“Game of Thrones” was up against the Miss USA 2014 competition, the 2014 Tony Awards and the NBA Playoffs. But the Season 4 finale is also must-watch television, so chances are “Game of Thrones” will go out with big numbers even though it’s facing off against Game 5 of the NBA Finals on June 15.