That's the kind of response HBO got with their new show, Game of Thrones. It pulled in 4.2 million viewers and received rave reviews from critics and viewers alike.
No word yet on the number of episodes for season 2. Given that A Clash of Kings is longer than A Game of Thrones we could be looking at an episode or two more than the ten we got for season 1.
For those of you who haven't seen Game of Thrones, take my advice and go watch it. It lives up to the hype, it lives up to the source material, and is absolutely worth your time.