Our watch has ended: ‘Game of Thrones’ series finale slays HBO viewership record
Our watch may have ended, but the chatter surrounding the final episode of HBO's "Game of Thrones" has only just begun.
Sunday's series finale set an HBO ratings record with a staggering 19.3 million viewers across the network’s platforms.
The groundbreaking show’s fiery finale topped last week’s viewership high of 18.4 million, becoming the most-watched episode in HBO history. Drawing in 13.6 million viewers during the 9 p.m. telecast alone, the conclusion to the eight season epic also beat the 2002 telecast record previously held by the Sopranos.
In addition, the highly-anticipated final season of the series averaged more than 44.2 million viewers per episode, an impressive increase of 10 million viewers when compared to season 7 viewership numbers.
In the eighty-minute ending, “Game of Thrones” devotees were given an extended period of time to say so long to the Starks, and learned the fate of each remaining character.
The North remembers—and so will we. Thank you to everyone in the realm who has helped make this 47-time Emmy award-winning series one of the most iconic shows of all time.
Now all that’s left to do is wait for “Game of Thrones: The Last Watch” to fill the void in our lives after the last eight years of GOT madness.
Don’t miss “The Last Watch,” a two-hour documentary about the makings of the final season, premiering May 26 on HBO.