Game of Thrones goes beyond the wall with 17.4 million viewership record

Lawrence Kim
April 16, 2019

The Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 2 preview.

The debut of Thrones' final season marked the largest night of streaming activity in HBO's history, and that means great things for the service's other series. It includes 11.8M viewers on the linear HBO channel along with those on HBO Go and HBO NOW, and will go up heavily when delayed viewing is counted.

The episode topped the 16.1 million who saw the seventh-season premiere and the 16.9 million who watched that season's finale. While the episode was considerably light on blood and gore, it did much to cover plenty of ground, updating viewers on where numerous fantasy saga's remaining players are at.

Ultimately, Game of Thrones: Season 7 averaged 32.8 million viewers per episode. First off, Jon (and everyone else, for that matter) has spent his whole life thinking he was the bastard son of Ned Stark, so it would, naturally, take some time to really ingest the fact that that was a lie and that the truth was far stranger than he'd thought. I suppose that since it's the final season all gloves are off?

This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 1.

In tonight's installment of GoT, Bran was like that villain in a horror movie who appears behind you in the mirror when you're washing your face, or shows up in your rear view mirror when you're about to back out of the driveway. Will Arya finally kill The Hound? How do you think you would fair if the Mother of Dragons ordered you to glide through the air atop one of her toothy children? Wondering why? Let us tell you in detail- In of the scenes from the first episode, Bran catches Jaime Lannister and his sister, Cersei having sex.

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