"Game Of Thrones" returned with a ratings vengeance Sunday night. The premiere of "Thrones" Season 3 attracted 4.4 million viewers in its initial 9 p.m. airing, making it the most-watched episode in series' history, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The numbers are up from "Thrones" Season 2 premiere and finale, which notched 3.9 and 4.2 million viewers respectively.

Including two replays after the initial airing, "Game Of Thrones" nabbed 6.7 million total viewers.

The strong "Thrones" show is even more impressive considering that it was going up against the Season 3 finale of AMC's ratings powerhouse "The Walking Dead," and an Easter Sunday presentation of History's "The Bible."

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  • Ygritte

    Rose Leslie as Ygritte.

  • Ygritte And Tormund

  • Tywin Lannister

  • Joffrey Baratheon

  • Daario Naharis

  • Daenerys Targaryen

    Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Peter Dinklage as Lannister

  • Jaime Lannister

    Nikolaj Coster Waldau as Jaime Lannister.

  • Melisandre

    Carice van Houten as Melisandre.

  • Varys

    Conleth Hill as Varys.

  • Brienne

    Gwendoline Christie as Brienne.

  • Jaqen H'Ghar

    Tom Wlaschiha as Jaqen H'Ghar.

  • Gendry

    Joe Dempsie as Gendry.

  • Arya Stark

    Maisie Williams as Arya Stark.

  • Cersei Lannister

    Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister.

  • Samwell Tarly

    John Bradley as Samwell Tarly.

  • Myrcella Baratheon

    Aimee Richardson as Myrcella Baratheon.

  • Davos Seaworth

    Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth.

  • 'Game of Thrones' Character Posters

    Maisie Williams as Arya Stark.

  • Grand Maester Pycelle

    Julian Glover as Grand Maester Pycelle.

  • Shae

    Sibel Kekilli as Shae.

  • Xaro Xhoan Daxos

    Nonso Anozie as Xaro Xhoan Daxos.

  • Bronn

    Jerome Flynn as Bronn.

  • Margaery Tyrell

    Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell.

"Game Of Thrones" airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.

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