By James Hibberd
May 01, 2012 at 03:49 PM EDT

HBO’s Game of Thrones matched its series-high performance on Sunday night.

The fifth episode (recap here) delivered 3.9 million viewers at 9 p.m. and 4.7 million viewers total for the night (in fact, digging deeper into the digits, Thrones had more viewers than ever for a premiere episode, but not quite enough to roll over the rounding from its previous high of 3.9 million to 4.0 million … I bet it will happen this season, though).

As for HBO’s comedies, Week 2 of Veep fell 17 percent to 1.1 million viewers (1.4 million total) — though HBO renewed it anyway. Girls, also renewed, was steady with 816,000 viewers (1 million total).