Aunt and Nephew

After a wait that felt as long as winter north of the Wall, Game of Thrones returned for its final season on Sunday night.

And if you spent the evening cringing when Jon made out with his aunt, or cheering when Bran stared daggers into Jaime’s soul, you certainly had plenty of company.

The numbers for the premiere of Game of Thrones Season 8 are in — and they are staggering.

Across all platforms (HBO, HBO GO and HBO NOW), a whopping 17.4 million people tuned in on Sunday night.

And that number is certain to grow as more viewers return to Winterfell in the days to come.

It’s officially GoT’s biggest episode to date, edging out the Season 7 finale, which drew in a then-unbelievable 16.9 million viewers.

What may be even more surprising than the multi-platform numbers is the fact that more than 11 million people watched the premiere the old-fashioned way — by sitting down in front of the TV and turning on HBO.

That’s the sort of event viewing that rarely happens anymore — and it’s what every network exec prays to the Seven Gods for.

It’s also just one of many ways in which Thrones is a throwback …read more


Source:: The Hollywood Gossip

      

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