Game of Thrones final episode sets viewership record
Titled "The Iron Throne", the finale broke the record set by last weekend's episode, "The Bells" for which 18.4 million viewers tuned in
The final episode of Game of Thrones brought in a series record of 19.3 million viewers for HBO in the US. Titled "The Iron Throne", the finale broke the record set by last weekend's episode, "The Bells" for which 18.4 million viewers tuned in.
The viewership for the finale includes 13.6 million people who watched the episode on HBO on Sunday night, making it the most-watched telecast in the network's history, according to HBO. The rest were viewers who watched an encore presentation, or who streamed the show with the HBO Go or HBO Now apps.
Game of Thrones numbers are pretty big by TV standards. For example, the finale of The Big Bang Theory, a popular sitcom, had 18 million viewers.
The eighth season of Game of Thrones averaged 44.2 million viewers per episode when one accounts for delayed viewing.
The premier of final season when it aired internationally on April 14 set a new Guinness World Record while on social media, in 2019 alone, there have been 100 million tweets about Game of Thrones with the most tweeted about characters during the finale being Jon Snow, Bran, Drogon, Sansa and Daenerys.