Maybe it shouldn’t be surprising that the George R.R. Martin adapted series hit a ratings high for HBO. After seven years the latest season finale for Game of Thrones saw 16.5 million people tune in to watch the “The Dragon and the Wolf” when it premiered. More have seen it since then via HBO GO, HBO NOW and On Demand bringing huge numbers to the network according to THR. The episode brought a remarkably rewarding seven episode run to a promising cliffhanger, as the pieces are all set up for the great war yet to come.
The abbreviated penultimate run, just seven episodes, has been averaging an astonishing 31 million viewers per episode once live, time-shifted, on-demand and streaming plays are tallied. That’s up 34 percent from the previous record-shattering season in 2016.
It’s only been a handful of days since it premiered but I’m still so pumped by what we saw. I’m not going to spoil anything on here but it was awesome seeing a moment I wanted to witness since the first season finally happen, plus the ironclad reveal of Jon‘s parentage was icing on the Winter themed cake. It’s all exciting and even though we might have to wait until late 2018 or even early 2019 for the next run I’m ready to keep the hype train going! Also it’s just outstanding seeing how much of an impact Ned Stark still has on the show despite his death.
But what did you think? Are you ready for the war between the living and the dead? Can you handle the wait?
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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter