'Game Of Thrones' Finale Broke Ratings Record Set By 'The Sopranos'

Lawrence Kim
May 21, 2019

DID YOU WATCH the finale of Game of Thrones?

According to Variety, "The Iron Throne" garnered 19.3 million viewers between the 9 p.m. telecast, HBO GO, and HBO NOW.

Ultimately, no matter your stance on the final two seasons of Game of Thrones, it is impossible to deny that they were weaker because they were rushed. Given proper time to let this story unfold, Daenerys could have been one of television's greatest and most tragic villains, Arya could have been the superhero's superhero, and Bran could have been. Yes, that's right - 13.6 million people tuned in to HBO itself to watch the final Thrones episode. Regardless of its critical merits, however, one thing is indisputably clear about the hit HBO program's last episode ever: a lot of friggin' people watched it.

As impressive as the aforementioned viewer figures are, there's another record here that is even more impressive and unlikely to be topped at any point in the near future.

Not only did the finale takeover Twitter, but it broke HBO records too. Season 8 is now averaging 44.2 million viewers in gross audience, which marks an increase of more than 10 million.

Executive producers of Game of Thrones Season 8 are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, and Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers are Martin, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and Bryan Cogman; and producers are Chris Newman, Greg Spence, and Lisa McAtackney.

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