Game of Thrones Season 8 Premiere Ratings Are Highest Ever

Game Of Thrones Ed Sheeran and Maisie Williams

Season 7 averaged 32.8 million United States viewers per episode when delayed viewing was counted and HBO said it expected the Season 8 average to "grow considerably". This number accounts for all of HBO's platforms, including on-air viewings, HBOGO and HBO Now.

Winter came around four hours early for some lucky Game of Thrones fans, who caught the highly-anticipated final season premiere of the epic HBO show on DirecTV Now. Many viewers believed that McElhenney and fellow Always Sunny mastermind Charlie Day popped up in Season 7, but Day debunked the cameo rumor.

As a testament to the evolving video consumption habits of subscribers, the HBO NOW streaming service saw a jump of approximately 50% in viewing when compared to last season's finale and almost doubled (97%) when compared to the seventh season premiere. I personally didn't look at my Twitter feed once during the premiere.

In fact, the real question may become not if Game of Thrones continues to reach new audience heights as it heads towards the May 19 series finale.

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The show revealed this will be the last season of the Sky Atlantic show and Kit told Esquire Magazine how he unexpectedly felt during the filming of the final scenes.

Many Game of Thrones fans found Bran's unbreaking stare slightly freaky. "When you're doing something good for people, and you get met with what Sansa gives her when they meet in the courtyard, it's understandable that [Daenerys] would be upset", Weiss said in the video.

The trailer moves onto Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), who is eager and ready for battle. Check the teaser out here below, then let us know what do you think about it in the comments section.

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