Two more seasons as Thrones takes crown
'Game of Thrones' has been renewed for two more seasons, two days after the latest series opened with a bang that crashed the broadcaster's online app.
Sunday's fourth season debut of the HBO show drew 6.6 million viewers in the US, the most for the pay-channel since the finale of HBO hit 'The Sopranos' was watched by 11.9 million people in 2007.
'"Game of Thrones' is a phenomenon like no other," said HBO programming boss Michael Lombardo.
Since its debut in 2011, the drama based on George RR Martin's best-selling novels has won a global fan base – US president Barack Obama reportedly among them.