Friday, 26 April, 2019

‘Game of Thrones’ hits a new ratings high with season 8 premiere

Game Of Thrones Ed Sheeran and Maisie Williams Game Of Thrones Ed Sheeran and Maisie Williams
Lora Ball | 16 April, 2019, 07:16

The rest were viewers who watched two encore presentations, combined with those who streamed the show with the HBO Go or HBO Now apps. In the season eight premiere, Samwell Tarly comes across Bran sitting in the square at night.

With over five million tweets referring to it, the first episode of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones (GoT), that aired Sunday on HBO, became the most-tweeted about episode of the show ever.

Click through the slideshow to see which celebrities are Game of Thrones superfans... We'll be updating this as more callbacks are spotted, so feel free to note any we missed upon first viewing of the episode in the comments below! Season 8 is sure to burn that record right up. We analyze the new developments in the uneasy Targaryen-Stark alliance, and try to predict what will happen now that Jaime has arrived in a castle full of people who want him dead.

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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. They have to be ready to face a war with the Night King and his army. We then get a look at a new location for season 8, Last Hearth, which plays a big part in the premiere for anyone who has already had their living daylights spooked out of them by that scene.

The crossbow Cersei instructs Bronn to use to kill Tyrion and Jaime is the same one that Tyrion used to kill their father Tywin Lannister back in Season 4, episode 10.

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