If you think that the Game of Thrones wave is just a fake, you need to read this piece of news. The GoT season 8 episode 1 premiere on April 14 broke all the records. According to the data, the first episode itself recorded 17.4 million viewers who watched the episode either on TV or on online streaming platform like Hotstar in India. The pay channel said the 17.4 million viewers who watched Sunday's episode either on TV or online represent a season-opening high for the fantasy saga.HBO Now also posted its biggest streaming night ever, the channel said Monday.
The episode topped the 16.1 million who saw the seventh-season premiere and the 16.9 million who watched that season's finale.
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Reflecting increasing audience fondness for streaming, HBO saw about a 50 percent increase in online viewing compared to last season's finale. In comparison to the season-seven premiere, the streaming audience nearly doubled.
Game of Thrones ultimately averaged 32.8 million viewers per episode last season in cumulative TV and online viewership, HBO said.
Game of Thrones season 8 is going to be the final season for the eight-year-long TV series. The pilot episode of the show aired on 17th April 2011. Tomorrow, the show is going to be exactly eight-year-old. In the last episode we saw, Sansa Stark reuniting with Jon Snow and her little sister Arya Stark. Bran Stark, who is crippled for life in season 1, had an awkward confrontation with Jamie Lannister, who pushed him out of the window.