Game Of Thrones’ Season 8 Opener Breaks Viewing Record

Around 17.4 million Americans watched the first episode of the final season of “Game of Thrones” – a record for the series, HBO has announced.

The company said Sunday’s live audience, as well viewers on its HBO GO and HBO NOW apps exceeded the previous series high of 16.9 million viewers for the Season 7 finale two years ago.
The season premiere was also the most tweeted episode of the show ever, with over 5 million tweets and 11 million mentions throughout the weekend.
On Sunday evening, all of the top 10 Twitter trends were about the episode.
The most tweeted part of the show was when Jon Snow learned the truth about his parents and that Daenerys Targaryen is in fact his aunt.

The series has also become HBO’s biggest hit to date.

The last season averaged 32.8 million viewers per episode when delayed viewing was added, but HBO expect the latest season to exceed that considerably.

The show isn’t the biggest attraction on American Television though. The accolade belongs to the NFL’s Super Bowl which attracts about 100 million viewers, although Game of Thrones has a more bigger appeal outside of the United States.

The show is available in over 150 countries worldwide, but BHO said it is difficult to get viewing data in many of those markets.



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