It’s official! Game of Thrones has hit a new high, receiving 23.3 million viewers – who obviously know a shit-hot, smexy, adrenaline fuelled TV show when they see one. Kudos to you, savvy viewers.
HBO has released data from Nielsen, which also includes streaming information.
USA Today reports:
Sunday premiere ratings are up 6%, to 7.3 million, while overall TV and on-demand viewership is up 4%. But viewing on HBO Now and HBO Go digital platforms skyrocketed 70% over last season, to about 2.5 million streams, reflecting growth in HBO Now subscriptions since the app’s launch in April 2015.
That’s all well and good but, Seven Hells, back in 1977 the Morecambe and Wise Christmas special got 28 million viewers. And they didn’t have to kick off and start wars and shit. Aye, I know, where’s the fun in that?
But back then there wasn’t multitude of channels to choose from. Or the Interweb to surf. Or a billion YouTube videos to watch.
Holy shit, when you think about it, for Game of Thrones to attract 23 million viewers with all that other stuff competing for viewers attention, it’s almost bloody miraculous to have such a reach… and a testament to the creative forces who drive the show.
Although, The Annoying Orange has over 180,000,000 views so what the fuck do I know?