Game of Thrones just enjoyed the biggest opening to a season with the first episode of the final season.
The first episode of the final season of Game of Thrones broke records like the idea of a final season finale broke our hearts. Episode one of the final season of GOT is record-breaker for the series and its’ broadcaster HBO.
The network revealed that as many as 17.4 million viewers watched Sunday’s episode either on traditional television or online. This marks a season-opening high for the medieval fantasy drama.
Episode one of GOTS8 quashed season seven’s numbers. The last season’s premiere was watched by 16.1 million. Additionally, 16.9 million who watched the GOTS7 finale.
Game of Thrones is a Worldwide Phenomenon
This record certainly makes no secret of the fact that Game of Thrones, which is based on George R R Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice books, is a mainstream phenomenon.
Since its’ first season in 2011, GoT has garnered a gargantuan global following. HBO has witnessed a 50 percent increase in online viewership compared to last season’s finale.
The online audience for the season-eight premiere is nearly double that of the season-seven premiere.
According to HBO, GOTS7 ultimately had an average of 32.8 million viewers per episode in collective TV and online viewership.
It’s safe to say that almost everyone has seen the first episode at this point. If you’re the unfortunate few that haven’t, beware of spoilers!