Thursday, 19 September, 2019

Series finale of 'Game of Thrones' earns record-setting 19.3 million viewers

Game of Thrones Finale CREDIT Courtesy of HBO
Lora Ball | 21 May, 2019, 11:57

Excluding Game of Thrones episodes, the previous highest rating Foxtel show was the 2011 Rugby World Cup semi final between Australia and New Zealand which attracted 719,000 viewers.

To be specific, the initial telecast was watched by 13.6 million fans, which beats the previous record of 12.48 million held by the penultimate episode, "The Bells", according to Medium.

The series finale of Game of Thrones also beat one of Thrones' own records, although not a record that has been standing at HBO for almost 20 years.

Season eight of the series is averaging 44.2 million viewers per episode when you account for delayed viewing.

So when TheWrap spoke with Wright on Monday about the series finale, we of course had to ask if he would be erecting a memorial to Hodor in King's Landing as his first act as king.

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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.

Across all HBO platforms - meaning linear, HBO Go, and HBO Now - "The Iron Throne" was watched by 19.3 million people. 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.

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.

Game of Thrones has come to an end, and with it, so has Kotaku Splitscreen's very special run of bonus recaps.

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