HBO's 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Premiere Crushes Viewership Records
HBO's "Game of Thrones" broke a series viewership record during Sunday's season eight premiere.
The show was watched by 17.4 million viewers across all of HBO's platforms. It was the biggest streaming night for HBO Now, and Sunday's episode grew its HBO Now viewership 50% from the season seven finale, and 97% from the season seven premiere.
The epic fantasy series was watched by 17.4 million viewers across all HBO platforms (linear TV, HBO Go, and HBO Now) during its final season premiere, breaking the show's previous viewership record of 16.9 million for the season seven finale in 2017.
But HBO said this could have been affected by the Dish dispute.