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Entertainment'Game of Thrones' season 8 premiere shatters ratings record

02:00  16 april  2019
02:00  16 april  2019 Source:   ew.com

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Season seven credits: The executive producers of GAME OF THRONES are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Rumors have been circulating for some time that Game of Thrones will take a year off, but this is the first official announcement that the show will

“ Game of Thrones ” Season 6 ultimately averaged a gross audience of 25.7 million viewers per episode across platforms and in delayed viewing, making it the most watched season of an HBO series on record . The series is also a rarity in today’s television landscape, in that its viewership has increased

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Game of Thrones set a massive ratings record for its final season premiere.

The HBO hit delivered 17.4 million viewers on Sunday evening across multiple airings and including some streaming.

That makes theGoT season 8 premiere the biggest telecast in HBO’s history and the most-watched scripted entertainment program of the year (the prior record holder was CBS’ The Big Bang Theory with 14.1 million viewers on Feb. 7) — despite HBO being available in far fewer homes than the broadcast network.

Does 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Poster Reveal Who Will End Up on the Iron Throne? (Photo)

Does 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Poster Reveal Who Will End Up on the Iron Throne? (Photo) HBO just revealed the key art for the eighth and final season of "Game of Thrones," a poster that might actually tell us who will be sitting on the Iron Throne when all of this ends. In the image (seen below), we get a close-up shot of the infamous chair made of swords that is coveted by all the leaders who have been trying to conquer the Seven Kingdoms over the last seven seasons. But there is one big alteration to the fictional royal furniture: a fiery set of dragon eyes. © Provided by The Wrap News, Inc.

HBO is finally revealing when Game of Thrones season 8 will kick off, along with releasing the first video teasing the final episodes. First up, the premiere month. The network announced Tuesday the final season will air in April — so it’s only five months away.

“ Game of Thrones ” opened to massive ratings on Sunday night. According to figures released by HBO, the Season 8 premiere drew 17.4 million viewers across all platforms (linear, HBOGO and HBO NOW), including 11.8 million who watched on the linear channel. And that is only those who watched

The number surpasses the show’s previous overnight record of 16.9 million viewers for the season 7 finale two years ago. The show didn’t surge quite as much from the season 7 premiere (16.1 million) as one might have expected, however. But the record is despite HBO losing Dish subscribers in a contract dispute last December (which HBO believes impacted the numbers), and certain streaming partners (such as Amazon, Hulu, Roku) not being counted in this first-round number. By comparison, the finale of HBO’s The Sopranos in 2007 had 11.9 million viewers.

'Game of Thrones' season 8 premiere shatters ratings record© HBO Game of Thrones Season8 Ep1 Recap The show also blew up Twitter, racking up 5 million tweets, a record for the show (Sam revealing the truth about Jon Snow’s parents was the most tweeted about moment).

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“ Game of Thrones ” Season 6 ultimately averaged a gross audience of 25.7 million viewers per episode across platforms and in delayed viewing, making it the most watched season of an HBO series on record . The series is also a rarity in today’s television landscape, in that its viewership has increased

GoT is the extremely rare drama that has managed to grow its audience every single season (AMC’s Breaking Bad was another). AMC’s The Walking Dead used to top Game of Thrones in the ratings, but the zombie drama has recently fallen to around 5 million weekly viewers.

Last week the U.K.’s Daily Mail wrote a story claiming the return of Game of Thrones could rack up a billion viewers worldwide, but the truth is even HBO doesn’t know how many viewers their show gets globally given all the various methods of distribution. The real global number will be far closer to 100 million. (NCIS was calculated in 2016 to be the “most watched drama in the world” with only 47 million viewers).

Still, GoT is very likely the world’s biggest show at this point. GoT‘s seventh season grew to average about 32 million viewers per episode after months of streaming viewership was added.

And if this kind of number is what the season premiere is doing … what’s the May 19th series finale going to get?


‘Game Of Thrones’ Sets New Guinness World Record For Global Demand.
The global demand on the day of Game of Thrones’ 8th season premiere exceeded the global premiere demand of every other TV series – including Game of Thrones’ own global season 7 premiere day demand – for any season across all platforms and markets under measurement. Parrot Analytics, a TV content analytics firm specializing in global audience demand measurement, partnered with Guinness World Records to chart the demand and declare it officially Most in-demand TV premiere. The Parrot methodology claims to use global, real-time and platform-agnostic TV demand measurements.

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