Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 1
- Game of Thrones 8 premiere shattered all previous ratings record with 17.4 million viewers watching Episode 1
- The finale episode of Season 7 recorded 16.9 million viewers two years ago
- The Big Bang Theory with 14.1 million viewers held the record of highest ratings previously
Game of Thrones 8 premiere recorded massive ratings shattering all previous records of previous seasons. Amidst a lot of expectations, the first episode of the much-awaited season had everything fans were looking for–from emotional reunions, romantic encounters, gruesome murder and some high-voltage drama.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the HBO fantasy series was watched by 17.4 million viewers across multiple airings and including some streaming, making it the biggest telecast in the history of HBO and the most-watched scripted entertainment programme of the year.
The finale episode of Season 7 recorded 16.9 million viewers two years ago, while till now The Big Bang Theory with 14.1 million viewers on Feb. 7 held the record of highest ratings.
The revelation of Jon Snow’s true parentage became a huge talking point on Twitter so much so that 5 million tweets about the show were registered and another record was made.
Game of Thrones that premiered on April 15 (Monday) at 6:30 am on Friday will wrap up on May 20 after airing the final episode