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Sunday night’s “Game of Thrones” scored a season 8 high for ratings: 12,479,000 total viewers. That’s more than any of the previous four episodes including the darkly lit extravaganza from two weeks ago.

In Episode 5, Dany and her dragon leveled King’s Landing until it looked like Knot’s Landing after a cyclone. Two major characters died, and several others including Cersei’s boyfriend.

“Game of Thrones” continued to lift “Barry” and “Veep” to high ratings. The “Veep” finale was consistent with the show’s ratings this season.

But “Billions” lost some steam on Showtime, which is why it won’t be on this week until “Thrones” is over.

“Keeping Up with the Kardashians” scraped along its bottom again, with just 883K viewers. Stick a fork in the K’s. They are done.

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