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The Game of Thrones Finale Obliterated Viewership Records

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The Game of Throne finale has come and gone. And whether you liked the ending, hated it or was neutral about it, it still brought in huge viewership numbers, In fact, the season 8 Game of Thrones finale drew in the most viewers of any previous season’s finale.

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The Game of Thrones finale drew in a record 19.3 million viewers across HBO’s platforms. It broke the previous week’s episode 5 of season 8 record, which drew in 18.4 million viewers. The Game of Thrones finale has also become the most-watched single telecasted episode on HBO ever, with 13.6 million viewers having tuned in at 9 pm AST to watch the final episode live. The previous single telecast episode was the season 4 premiere of The Sopranos which aired all the way back on 15 September 2002, which drew in 13.4 million viewers.

According to HBO, the eighth and final season of the popular show inspired by George R.R. Martin averaged about 44.2 million viewers per episode when looking at the gross audience. Game of Thrones season 8 drew in more than 10 million viewers when compared to the viewership numbers for season 7 of the HBO show.

Game of Thrones first aired in 2011. Since then, the show has captivated the world throughout 8 seasons, with the final season being one of the most anticipated TV events of 2019. Although not everyone’s happy with the final season, as there is even a petition out to try to get HBO to remake season 8, it still brought in massive viewership numbers and broke some records too.

Have you seen the Game of Thrones finale yet? Did you enjoy season 8 of Game of Thrones and do you think the show ended the way it should have? Drop us a comment below in the comments section with your thoughts on the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones.


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