The final season of Game of Thrones is about to finish, and on May 19th, the final episode of this epic story will come to an end on HBO. This will be a sad moment, not only because it has so many fans, but also because it has been the most successful TV show in the history of HBO.
It has been amazing to follow the rise of Game of Thrones. It all started with around 2 million live viewers in the USA per episode, but it has since then turned into a higher and higher amount for every season. The seventh season ended with 12 millions viewers, and that is where the eight season kept going as it started in April 2019.
Since then, the amount of viewers for the following three episodes have all been higher than 10 million, varying from 10,2 million viewers to 12 million viewers. Now we have the season finale coming up, and there is no secret that this is expected to beat all previous records kept by Game of Thrones.
In the earlier seasons, the season finale has always had the highest amount of viewers, and assuming that it will remain that way also in the eight and final season of Game of Thrones, I wouldn’t be surprised if we would see a viewer number of 14 million people or more.
Personally, I will not watch the season finale, as I just recently started watching Game of Thrones at all, meaning that I have 7 seasons to finish before I will get started on the eight seasons, but I know that I have something to look forward to, and that does make me happy!
Where are you watching Game of Thrones?
The crazy thing about Game of Thrones is that only a little percentage is actually watching it on HBO in the USA (live). The number of viewers is so much higher than what those numbers reflect, not only because lots of people are downloading the content, but also because those who watch Game of Thrones on HBO Go worldwide, on their local HBO channel, on HBO Now in the United States, or maybe on Hotstar in India or somewhere else, they are not counted into the statistics. And to be honest, if those would all be added, I am sure the number of people to view the brand new episodes would rise to more than 100,000,000 people within the first 24 hours after actually airing the episode in the USA.
But, where are you watching Game of Thrones? Are you watching it on HBO Now? Or are you downloading it?
And what will you do once Game of Thrones come to an end? Will you start watching Chernobyl instead, or maybe you will wait for the second season of Big Little Lies?
I have given the other popular HBO series named Westworld a chance, but that was very boring (to me) compared to Game of Thrones. What do you think?