Never underestimate the allure of impending death.
To wit, Sunday’s fifth-to-last Game of Thrones — which teed up the big, sure-to-be-bloody Battle of Winterfell — drew an audience of 10.3 million in linear viewership, down just 13 percent from the lonnnnng-awaited season opener.
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Game of Thrones: Who's Still Alive?
That linear audience marks the epic saga’s fourth-largest of all time, trailing also Season 7, Episode 5 (which drew 10.7 mil) and that season’s...