‘Game of Thrones’ Lands Series Record Ratings With “The Long Night”
We had one hell of a body count on Sunday nights episode of Game of Thrones.
The highly anticipated episode suitably titled ‘The Long Night’ given that the longest episode ever. It was HBO’s largest audience with records of 17.8 M viewers including replays and streaming. The audience used streaming platforms such as HBO Now and extensions through Hulu and Amazon Instant Video.
The episode was entirely dedicated to the epic battle of Winterfell which depicted the battle of the army of the dead aka white walkers and the big bad night king against the forces of the living aka Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen and all of their rally troops. Oh! Don’t forget the Dragons!
The viewership also surpassed the 17.4 million first time views for the season premiere on April 14.
Not only that ‘The Long night’s’ on-air debuts drew 12.02 m viewer the second largest audience ever for an initial airing of Game of Thrones only trailing behind the seasons 7 finale which drew in 12.07 million viewers.
Game of Thrones is HBO’s most watched series ever and presently the biggest scripted series on tv and social media also seems to agree. Twitter says ‘The long night’ sparks 7.8 million, tweets the most ever for any TV series.
We still have 3 more episodes to go before the big finale.